MS 413 - Herbert Homer Hewes Black Hills Gold Rush Diary Collection
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
- Hewes, Herbert Homer (Person)
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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.
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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0.25 Linear Feet
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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)-
- Samantha L. Harper, 2012
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