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MS 413 - Herbert Homer Hewes Black Hills Gold Rush Diary Collection

 Collection — Box: MS413.01
Identifier: MS 413


Herbert Homer Hewes travel with his father Julius from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rapid City, South Dakota (Dakota Territory) in search of gold in the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory during 1876. The diary and accompany documents further record their experiences during the journey, as well as their recollections of these events in 1927.


  • Created: 1876, 1927
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2007


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Biographical or Historical Information

Herbert Homer Hewes was born to Julius and Priscilla Hewes in Minnesota sometime during 1858 or 1859. The Hewes Family relocated from Maine sometime between 1850 and 1855. It was during the Gold Rush for the Black Hills during 1876 that Julius and Herbert Hewes along with a company of 34 men and boys in what was called the  ' Hewes and Clark Expedition' traveled from Minneapolis to Sioux City to Crook City (Chamberlain) to Pierre to Rapid City. Most of the Hewes Family joined the men in Central City (Dakota Territory) by 1880.

Hewes Family

Julius Hewes (1821 or 1822), Maine

Priscilla J. Hewes (1839 or 1840), Maine

Alma Hewes (1857 or 1858), Minnesota

Herbert Homer Hewes (1858 or 1859), Minnesota

Lester Hewes (1861 or 1862), Minnesota

Louis/ Lewis Hewes (1862 or 1863), Minnesota

Arthur Hewes (1865 or 1866), Minnesota

Mary D. Hewes (1868 or 1869), Minnesota

Adam/ Addison H. Hewes (1870 or 1871), Minnesota

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Arrangement Note

The Herbert Homer Hewes Black Hills Gold Rush Diary Collection (No. 413) is arranged, as follows: OUTLINE OF SERIES ARRANGEMENT             PAPERS-BOX 1             OVERSIZE-Oversize Folder 1 ______________________________________________________________________ SERIES DESCRIPTIONS SERIES 1. Papers, 1876, 1927, .25 ft (Box 1)- SERIES 2. Oversize Papers, 1927, . 10 ft (Oversize Folder 1)-

Related Materials

*For additional publications about the Black Hills Gold Rush, please search the McCracken Research Library Catalog at: Digitized Collection of Herbert Homer Hewes - MS 413 in Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Digital Collections.  For more information please see                

Samantha L. Harper, 2012
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