Papers, 1937-1951.

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Frost, Donald McKay, 1877-1958. Papers, 1937-1951.

Papers, 1937-1951.

This collection consists of typed and photostatic copies of newspaper articles and advertisements, 1818-1830, used by Frost to write his monograph, "Notes on General Ashley, the Overland Trail, and South Pass." This work describes the expeditions of the men who served under General William Henry Ashley in the fur trade during the years 1822 to 1830. The collection also includes a typed paper read at an AAS meeting which is a condensed version of Frost's monograph. There is also a typed draft of the monograph and two appendices which consist of copies of the letters, 1826-1827, of Daniel T. Potts (1794- ), one of Ashley's men, and copies of newspaper articles, 1822-1830, related to the monograph. Included in the collection is Frost's correspondence, 1937-1943, relating to his research for the monograph, and correspondence, 1944-1951, comprised largely of congratulatory letters from fellow historians, rare book dealers, publishers, and museum and historical society directors concerning the publication of Frost's monograph. Included are Clarence Saunders Brigham (1877-1963), Bernard Augustine deVoto (1897-1955), Dale Lowell Morgan (1914- ), Francis Warrington Dawson (1878- ), and Edward Emory Eberstadt (1883-1958). Morgan's lengthy letter contains many notes and criticisms pertaining to Frost's publications. There are also letters of thanks from friends for the complimentary copies of the monograph sent to them, newspaper clippings containing reviews of the publication, and additional letters of Clarence Saunders Brigham relative to Frost's contributions toward the purchase of specific collections for the American Antiquarian Society.

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