Finding Aid to the Lyman A. Brewer Collection MS.652

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 29


Title: Lyman A. Brewer Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.652
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (5 folders)
Date: 1983
Abstract: Dr. Lyman A. Brewer (1818-1876) was a Union soldier during the Civil War, and medical officer for the Spotted Tail and the Red Cloud agencies in Dakota Territory from 1874 to 1876. This collection of papers on Lyman A. Brewer includes photocopies of biographical data; letters and notes from 1874 November 28-1876 April 14, and typed transcriptions articles, journal entries, and family correspondence from 1864 to 1865.
creator: Brewer, Lyman A., Dr., 1818-1876

Biographical Note

Dr. Lyman A. Brewer (1818-1876) served in the Ohio regiments during the Civil War, contracted spotted fever, and was eventually advised to go West for his health. Brewer served as medical officer for the Spotted Tail and the Red Cloud agencies in Dakota Territory, writing letters to his family from there in the period from 20 Sept 1874 through 14 April 1876.

Preferred citation

Lyman A. Brewer Collection, 1983, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.652; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Processing history

Processed by Library staff, after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 29, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Lyman A Brewer IV of South Pasadena permitted the Southwest Museum to photocopy this correspondence during 1983 September.

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level inventory is available from library staff.

Scope and Contents

This collection of papers on Lyman A. Brewer includes photocopies of biographical data; letters and notes sent from Dakota Territory, from 1874 November 28-1876 April 14, typewritten transcriptions created by Mrs. Lyman A. Brewer III, the mother of the donor; typed transcriptions of an article and a journal entry which were not included with the original donation; and typed transcriptions of 25 letters to family and friends from 1864 January 24 - 1865 June 13, transcriber unknown.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Red Cloud Agency.
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Spotted Tail Agency.
Articles
Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)
Correspondence
Crow Indians
Dakota Indians
Dakota Territory
Diaries -- Entries
Indians of North America -- Census
Indians of North America -- Living conditions
Transcripts
Typescripts