Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


Camp mss., 20th century, are the field notes of Walter Mason Camp, 1867-1925, engineer, dealing with the Indians and Indian Wars. Included are also four articles--Baldwin Indian Territory Expedition, 1874; General Baldwin's Scout in Panhandle of Texas, 1874; Indian of Yesterday and Today; How Big Horse Planned to Massacre Darlington, 1874--and the muster rolls of companies G, H, I, J, K, L, and M of the 7th regiment, U.S. Cavalry.

Some of the field notes were arranged by topics and include material on Frank Dwight Baldwin; James Montgomery Bell; Big Horse, Indian; Bozeman expedition, 1874; Cheyenne Indian wars; Ben Clark, George Crook, George Armstrong Custer; Delaware Indians; Daniel A. Knipe; Battle of Little Big Horn, 1876; Max Littman; Grant Marsh, John Martin, Nez Perc' Indian wars; Battle of Rosebud, 1874; Hugh Lenox Scott; Sundance Creek and Divide; Battle of Washita; Yellow Hair, Indian; Yellowstone Campaign, 1873. There are also sixty- four envelopes unclassified miscellaneous material.

In the collection are military maps in an oversized folder, and a group of photographes.

The first folder in the box of articles contains a biographical sketch of Walter Mason Camp.

A guide to the collection is available.

A finding aid is also available for this collection.

Collection size: 125 items

Related manuscripts: Camp mss. II

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