Richard Leigh papers 1875-1937 (bulk 1875-1899)


Richard Leigh papers 1875-1937 (bulk 1875-1899)

Diaries and correspondence of a fur trapper in Wyoming's Jackson Hole in the last quarter of the 19th century.

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Penrose, Boies, 1902-1976 (person)

Boies Penrose was an author, traveler, and collector of geographical materials related to the English Tudor and Stuart periods. He was the author of "Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance, 1420-1620" (1952) and editor of several books, including "Sea Fights in the East Indies in the Years 1602-1639" (1931) and the privately printed "The Travels of Captain Robert Coverte" (1931). From the description of Papers, 1921-1976. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat r...

Thompson, Edith M. Schultz, 1907- (person)

Thompson (1907-1987) was married in 1926 to C.W. Thompson, grandson of Jackson Hole, Wyoming area trapper Richard "Beaver Dick" Leigh. In 1981 Thompson with her son, William Leigh Thompson, co-authored the book "Beaver Dick, the Honor and the Heartbreak: An Historical Account of Richard Leigh." From the description of Papers, 1955-1976. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 39058803 ...

Leigh, Richard, -1899 (person)

Leigh was born in England in 1831 and emigrated to the United States while in his teens. After briefly participating in the Mexican-American war in 1848, he moved to the Teton Valley of Idaho and Wyoming. Leigh worked as a scout for several Wyoming territorial surveying parties in the 1870s and as a trapper, gaining the nickname "Beaver Dick." His first wife, Jenny, was an Eastern Shoshone Indian, who died with the rest of Leigh's family in a smallpox epidemic in 1876. Leigh later married Susan ...

Penrose, Charles B. (Charles Bingham), 1862-1925 (person)

Charles B. Penrose, a doctor from Philadelphia, came to Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1891 for his health. He was invited to accompany a group of stockgrowers in a raid on cattle rustlers in Johnson County, Wyoming, in April 1892 which later became known as the Johnson County War. Penrose fell behind the main group and did not participate in the actual raid on the KC Ranch but was arrested near Douglas, Wyoming, for being a member of the party. He corresponded with his brother Senator Boies...