Parson Bob (Philip R.) Landon, 1846-1933 [RG1153.AM]


RG1153.AM:  Parson Bob (Philip R.) Landon, 1846-1933

Correspondence, etc.:  1870-1934; mostly 1931-1934
Size:  One folder


The collection contains correspondence and copies of newspaper clippings on the life of Philip R. “Parson Bob” Landon. The materials date from 1870-1934 and include some items copied from Dana College at Blair, Nebraska. Some of the materials explore the authenticity of Landon’s claims about his exploits as a frontier scout and Indian fighter. There are also writings by Landon, including “Old Snowball” or “Did Columbus Discover America,” in which he gives his version of Indian history in northern Kansas, central Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin. Also included are obituaries for Landon.

Note:  Additional information about “Parson Bob” can be found in the Richard Jerome Tanner (Diamond Dick) Collection [RG1345].

Subject headings:

Brooking, A.M.
Carlson, Emil (Mrs.)
Impostors and Imposture
Indians of North America
Johnson County (Neb.) — History
Landon, Parson Bob (Philip R.), 1846-1933
Nelson, Erland
Oaks, Jessie E.
Sterling (Neb.) — History
Tanner, Richard Jerome, 1869-1943
United States. Army — Indian scouts

Revised TMM         04-10-2009

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