Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Samuel Derrick Webster collection
mssHM 48531-48557  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (61.67 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
The personal papers belonging to Samuel Derrick Webster, Civil War soldier and Indian Agent, and Joseph Witherspoon Cook, missionary to the Yankton Sioux
Samuel Derrick Webster was born in Virginia in 1845. Webster enlisted in Company D of the 13th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. After the war, Webster studied the law and was admitted to the bar in 1868. He moved to Wyoming where he practiced law, ran a newspaper and later became Indian Agent for the Yankton Sioux. He moved to St. Louis and worked for the railroads; he died there in 1928.
102 pieces in 4 boxes
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site.