G.E. Lemmon, 1857-1946 [RG2016.AM]


RG2016.AM:  G.E. Lemmon, 1857-1946

Papers:  1933-1935

Nebraska:  Cowboy

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


G.E. Lemmon was born at Bountiful, Utah, on May 23, 1857, the son of James H. and Elizabeth (Whittemore) Lemmon, emigrants from Fremont, Ohio. Lemmon spent the majority of his life on the plains, working as a buffalo hunter and ranch hand in Nebraska. He recorded many of the events and incidents surrounding his life. His recollections include stories of buffalo hunts, Indian skirmishes, outlaws and the cattle business in Nebraska.


This collection consists of four folders of manuscript material relating to the life of Lemmon, including his recollections of experiences as a ranch hand and buffalo hunter. Also included are manuscripts dealing with the capture of Crazy Horse, the Olive Trial, buffalo hunting, the cattle business and numerous stories of Nebraska and early pioneers. There are also letters regarding the validity of the Lemmon recollections.


Box 1


    1. Correspondence, 1933-1944

    1. Manuscripts

    1. Manuscripts

    1. Manuscripts



Bison hunting

Cattle industry and trade

Cowboys — Nebraska

Crazy Horse, ca. 1842-1877

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska

Lemmon, G.E., 1857-1946

Olive, Isom Prentice, 1839?-1886

Ranch life — Nebraska

Ranches and ranching — Nebraska


07-13-2007   Revised TMM/tmm

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