Montgomery Meigs Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Montgomery Meigs Papers
Dates: 1869-1929
Bulk Dates: 1869-1874
Collection Number: mssHM 78105-78234
Creator: Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931
Extent: 132 items
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The majority of the collection consists of correspondence sent by American civil engineer Montgomery Meigs Jr. (1847-1931) to his parents, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs, while he worked as an engineer on the Northern Pacific Railroad in Minnesota and the Dakota and Montana Territories from 1870-1873. Also included are sketches made by Meigs during the same period and his own later typescripts of his letters, along with a few pieces of family ephemera.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

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[Identification of item]. Montgomery Meigs Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Purchased from Michael Brown Rare Books on June 20, 2012.

Biographical Note

Montgomery Meigs Jr. (1847-1931), known as "Monty" Meigs, was born in Rouses Point, New York, in 1847. His father, Montgomery C. Meigs (1816-1892), was a civil engineer and Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Meigs Jr. attended the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard University, as well as the Royal Polytechnic School in Stuttgart, Germany, and completed his college education in 1869. From 1870-1873 he worked as resident engineer surveying the Northern Pacific Railroad before becoming an engineer for the U.S. government. The majority of his career was spent working to improve the Mississippi navigation system from St. Paul to the mouth of the Missouri River. Meigs retired in 1926 and died in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1931.

Scope and Content

The majority of the collection consists of letters sent by Montgomery Meigs to his parents, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs, and his sister, Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes (known as Loulie), while he was working as a surveyor and engineer on the Northern Pacific Railroad in Minnesota and the Dakota and Montana Territories from 1870-1873. The correspondence begins in May 1870, when Meigs was traveling by rail to Minnesota by way of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and continues with his impressions of St. Paul and his visit to Saint Anthony Falls, including a description of an 1869 bridge collapse there. In June 1870 he accompanied a surveying party to the Old Crow Wing area, where he wrote of Ojibwa Indians, the particulars of running a railroad line, his hunting of prairie chickens, and conflicts between homesteaders and the railroad. In September Meigs went on an expedition through the Detroit Woods, running a line from the Oak Lake area toward Georgetown, Minnesota. During this time Meigs wrote of camp life and the progress of the railroad line, before he was sent back to St. Paul and later the new railroad headquarters in Brainerd. In April 1871 Meigs accompanied new chief engineer Thomas Lafayette Rosser to the Dakota Territory. Although they made some progress past Fort Rice, Meigs wrote that by June the threat of Sioux attacks had forced them to turn back. In the fall of 1871 Meigs went on the Whistler Expedition to the Yellowstone River, and in April 1872 he was made a resident engineer for the railroad line heading east. His letters frequently mention his difficulties with his new position, including his continual conflicts with the contractors and the slowness of his party's work (Meigs blamed a shortage of men and supplies for their lack of progress). By the end of May he was considering leaving the railroad, and in September 1872 wrote extensively of the Northern Pacific's ongoing economic and management issues. In a December 1872 letter sent from Fargo, Meigs wrote to his parents that "the N.P.R.R. appears to be hard up...[and] they have so disbanded the fine engineer corps we had and were so proud of that I scarcely care whether I stay or go." But in June 1873 Meigs still held his position, and was preparing to serve as chief of party for another Yellowstone Expedition, this one accompanied by the 7th Cavalry ("Custer's Cavalry...present a fine appearance on the march," Meigs wrote admiringly). In September they had established themselves at Camp Thorne in the Montana Territory, and Meigs' final letter of the trip, dated September 9, 1873, was written shortly after he had explored the Musselshell Valley. Meigs' next letter was written in August 1874, when he was in Rock Island, Illinois, waiting to go on an expedition up the Mississippi River. He had apparently left the railroad and was employed in making leisurely surveys to estimate the cost of deepening the channel. His final letter was written on May 17, 1875, and in it he wrote to his father that "I think I may someday work into the place of U.S. Civ. Engr." Individuals Meigs met, worked with, or wrote of throughout his correspondence include Walter Atwood Burleigh, George Washington Cass, Ignatius Donnelly, Thomas Lafayette Rosser, and General Ira Spaulding. Also included in the collection are original sketches made by Meigs during his expeditions; typescripts of his letters, some with extended accounts, made by Meigs in 1929; and miscellaneous Meigs family ephemera.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Personal Names

Burleigh, Walter A. (Walter Atwood), 1820-1896.
Cass, George Washington, 1810-1888.
Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876.
Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901.
Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931.
Rosser, Thomas Lafayette, 1836-1910.

Corporate Names

Northern Pacific Railroad Company--History--19th century.

Subject

Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota.
Homestead law--Minnesota.
Hunting.
Ojibwa Indians--Minnesota.
Prairie chickens.
Railroad engineers.
Railroad travel--United States--History--19th century.
Railroads--Dakota Territory--History.
Railroads--Design and construction.
Railroads--Minnesota--History.
Railroads--Montana--History.
Railroads--Surveying.
Sioux Indians.

Geograhic Areas

Crow Wing (Minn.)
Dakota Territory--Description and travel.
Dakota Territory--History.
Harrisburg (Pa.)--Description and travel.
Minnesota--Description and travel.
Minnesota--History--1858-.
Mississippi River.
Montana--Description and travel.
Montana--History--19th century.
Otter Tail County (Minn.)
Saint Anthony Falls (Minn.).
Saint Paul (Minn.)--Description and travel.
Saint Paul (Minn.)--History.
Wisconsin--Description and travel.
Wisconsin--History--1848-.

Genre

Ephemera--United States--19th century.
Letters (correspondence)--Dakota Territory--19th century.
Letters (correspondence)--Minnesota--19th century.
Letters (correspondence)--Montana--19th century.
Sketches--United States--19th century.
Typescripts--United States--20th century.


Collection Contents

 

Series I: Correspondence

Box  1

Correspondence, 1870-1871.

Physical Description: 63 folders.
 

Meigs, Arthur Vincent. Letter to Montgomery Meigs, 1847-1931. 1870, May 6.  HM 78105. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Harrisburg, Pa. 1870, May 10.  HM 78106. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. 1870, May 10.  HM 78107. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Minnehaha Falls, Minn. 1870, May 15.  HM 78108. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, May 20.  HM 78109. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, May 29.  HM 78110. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, May.  HM 78111. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, June 4.  HM 78112. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Old Crow Wing, Minn. 1870, June 10.  HM 78113. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Crow Wing River, Minn. 1870, June 15-21.  HM 78114. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes. Ottertail, Minn. 1870, June 24.  HM 78115. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Otter Tail River, Minn. 1870, June 25-30.  HM 78116. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Camp on Ottertail River, Minn. 1870, July 3.  HM 78117. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. S.E. of Detroit Lake, Minn. 1870, July 5.  HM 78118. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Camp N.W. of Rush Lake Settlement, Minn. 1870, [August 5-7].  HM 78119. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Camp near Pat Lake, Minn. 1870, August 14.  HM 78120. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. 1870, August 17.  HM 78121. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Detroit Lake, Minn. 1870, August 31.  HM 78122. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. North of Detroit Lake, Minn. 1870, September 14.  HM 78123. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Near Oak Lake, Minn. 1870, September 24.  HM 78124. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. [Near Oak Lake], Minn. 1870, September 28.  HM 78125. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Camp at Third Crossing, Minn. [1870, October 3].  HM 78126. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes. Camp at Third Crossing, Minn. 1870, October 9.  HM 78127. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Camp at Third Crossing, Minn. 1870, October 16-20.  HM 78128. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Camp above Detroit Lake, Minn. 1870, October 24 and November 3.  HM 78129. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Camp at Third Crossing, Minn. 1870, October 31.  HM 78130. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. 1870, November 6.  HM 78131. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, November 19.  HM 78132. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, November 21.  HM 78133. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, November 27.  HM 78134. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, November 27.  HM 78135. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, December 14.  HM 78136. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, December 18.  HM 78137. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1870, December 18.  HM 78138. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. [1871], January 6.  HM 78139. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. [1871], January 12.  HM 78140. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. [1871], January 21.  HM 78141. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, January 29.  HM 78142. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, February 5.  HM 78143. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, February 14.  HM 78144. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, February 20.  HM 78145. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, February 26.  HM 78146. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. 1871, March 7.  HM 78147. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, March 12.  HM 78148. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, March 27.  HM 78149. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Georgetown, Minn. 1871, April 9-11.  HM 78150. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes. Georgetown, Minn. 1871, April 12.  HM 78151. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Georgetown, Minn. 1871, April 13.  HM 78152. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Georgetown, Minn. 1871, April 16.  HM 78153. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. "Chene River," Dakota Terr. 1871, April 23.  HM 78154. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, May 12.  HM 78155. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. [Dakota Terr.]. 1871, May 21.  HM 78156. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Dakota Terr. 1871, June 3.  HM 78157. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Georgetown, Minn. 1871, [before June 24].  HM 78158. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, June 24.  HM 78159. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, June 29.  HM 78160. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, July 2.  HM 78161. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. 1871, July 15.  HM 78162. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1871, August 27.  HM 78163. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Heart River. 1871, September 13.  HM 78164. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1871, October 29.  HM 78165. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. 1871, November 21.  HM 78166. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Camp on Lake Eckelson, Dakota Terr. 1871, December 17.  HM 78167. 

Box  2

Correspondence, 1872-1874.

Physical Description: 46 folders.
 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs 1872, January 14.  HM 78168. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. James River, Dakota Terr. 1872, March 10.  HM 78169. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. James River, Dakota Terr. 1872, March 17.  HM 78170. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. James River, Dakota Terr. 1872, March 24.  HM 78171. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. James River, Dakota Terr. 1872, March 31.  HM 78172. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. James River, Dakota Terr. 1872, [before April 30].  HM 78173. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs Forbes. Carlton, Dakota Terr. 1872, April 30.  HM 78174. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. "Missouri River Crossing," Burleigh County, Dakota Terr. 1872, May 19.  HM 78175. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. "Between the Missouri River and Coteau," Dakota Terr. 1872, May 30.  HM 78176. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Coteau, Dakota Terr. 1872, June 5.  HM 78177. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Franklin Bache Meigs. Coteau, Dakota Terr. 1872, June 6.  HM 78178. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. 1872, June 14.  HM 78179. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. 1872, July 2.  HM 78180. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Coteau Springs, Dakota Terr. 1872, July 11.  HM 78181. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. 1872, July 19.  HM 78182. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Missouri River, Dakota Terr. 1872, September 17.  HM 78183. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Fargo, Dakota Terr. 1872, October 1.  HM 78184. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Edwinton, Dakota Terr. 1872, October 19.  HM 78185. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Telegraph to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Brainerd, Minn. 1872, December 23.  HM 78186. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Fargo, Dakota Terr. 1872, December 27.  HM 78187. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. 1873, March 31.  HM 78188. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. 1873, March 31.  HM 78189. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. St. Paul, Minn. 1873, April 6.  HM 78190. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Edwinton, Dakota Terr. 1873, April 23.  HM 78191. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Edwinton, Dakota Terr. 1873, April 29.  HM 78192. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. "End of Track," Dakota Terr. 1873, May 17.  HM 78193. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Bismarck, Dakota Terr. 1873, May 26.  HM 78194. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. East of Bismarck, Dakota Terr. 1873, June 3.  HM 78195. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Edwinton, Dakota Terr. 1873, June 16.  HM 78196. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Dakota Terr. 1873, June 18.  HM 78197. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. "In Camp, Mud Creek," Dakota Terr. 1873, June 28.  HM 78198. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Camp on the Yellowstone River. 1873, July 22.  HM 78199. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Camp near Powder River, Montana Terr. 1873, July 25.  HM 78200. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Camp Thorne, Yellowstone River, Montana Terr. 1873, September 6.  HM 78201. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Camp Thorne, Yellowstone River, Montana Terr. 1873, September 9.  HM 78202. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Rock Island, [Ill.]. 1874, August 12.  HM 78203. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Rock Island, [Ill.]. 1874, August 24.  HM 78204. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Rock Island, [Ill.]. 1874, August 26.  HM 78205. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. 1874, September 11.  HM 78206. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Below Newport, [Minn.]. 1874, September 15.  HM 78207. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Prescott, [Wis.]. 1874, September 29.  HM 78208. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Buffalo River, Wis. 1874, October 12.  HM 78209. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs. Minneapolis, Minn. 1874, October 18.  HM 78210. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Near Winona, Minn. 1874, November 14.  HM 78211. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Homer, Minn. 1874, November 9.  HM 78212. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Letter to Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. Rock Island, [Ill.]. 1875, May 17.  HM 78213. 

 

Series II: Sketches, typescripts, and miscellaneous.

Box  3

Sketches, typescripts, and miscellaneous, 1869-1929.

Physical Description: 23 folders.
 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Rear Flagman": sketch. [1870?].  HM 78214. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "A settler's house near Rush Lake, Minn.": sketch. 1870, June 26.  HM 78215. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Our camp on the prairie 1 1/2 miles from the Otter Tail River": sketch. 1870, June 27.  HM 78216. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Emigrant midday camp on the prairie": sketch. 1870, June 29.  HM 78217. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Missouri River from Bluffs opposite": sketch. 1871, May 21.  HM 78218. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "A Hall for Dinner": sketch. 1871, June 5.  HM 78219. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "N.P.R.R. Camp in Dakota": sketch. 1871, June.  HM 78220. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Bad Land Butte": sketch. 1871, September 26.  HM 78221. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Fort Berthold on Upper Missouri River": sketch. 1871.  HM 78222. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Valley of the Cheyenne River Looking East": sketch. [1871].  HM 78223. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Camp at James River": sketch. 1872, March.  HM 78224. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Meigs Butte, near Sully's battle field - west of the Little Missouri": sketch. [Before 1873].  HM 78225. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Bad Lands Below Camp Near Island in Yellowstone River": sketch. 1873, July.  HM 78226. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Run in the Little Missouri": sketch. 1873.  HM 78227. 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Northern Pacific Letters: Typescripts. 1870. 1929.  HM 78228 (1). 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Northern Pacific Letters: Typescripts. 1871. 1929.  HM 78228 (2). 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Northern Pacific Letters: Typescripts. 1872. 1929.  HM 78228 (3). 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. Northern Pacific Letters: Typescripts. 1873-1874. 1929.  HM 78228 (4). 

 

Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931. "Particular episodes dealt with at more length than in the letters": Typescript. 1929.  HM 78229. 

 

Certificate of the Royal Polytechnic School at Stuttgart, Germany, for Montgomery Meigs. 1869.  HM 78230. 

 

"Documents: General M.C. Meigs on the Conduct of the Civil War": Printed pamphlet. 1921, January.  HM 78231. 

 

Meigs family notes. [Undated].  HM 78232. 

 

Meigs family notes (from family Bible). [Undated].  HM 78233.