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    Colonel Charles Francis Bates: Large Custer-Related Correspondence Archive, 1933-1942. Much of this archive pertains to Bates' research and writings on General George Armstrong Custer and other military historical subjects. The lot includes:

    Autograph Letters Signed and Typed Letters Signed to Bates from Correspondents
    , including Will Aiken, Cody Blake, Captain R. G. Carter, Elizabeth (Mrs. George) Custer [typed name, no signature], W. J. Ghent, Ruth N. Hamilton, E. S. Luce, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oregon Trail Memorial Association, Lewis Perry, Colonel Arthur C. Purvis [typed name, no signature], General William R. Smith of West Point, Alex Terrell of the Texas First Officers Training Camp Association, Edmond G. Toomey, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and others. Some original envelopes are included. Very good to fine condition.

    Typed Letters Signed from Bates to Correspondents
    , including Will Aiken, Elizabeth (Mrs. George) Custer (inquiring about a possible foreword for his article on Custer), Briggs Davenport, General E. S. Godfrey (numerous), E. S. Luce, Nellie Nason, Captain John W. Russey, and others. Some original envelopes are included. Very good to fine condition.

    Photograph
    , 3.5" x 5", black and white, of U.S. Army officer, identified on verso as possibly Colonel Charles Francis Bates. Fine condition.

    "Spiral" Notebook
    , including notes and rough drafts of correspondence written in both long- and shorthand. Near fine condition with minor wear and soiling.

    Address Book
    , including notes, records of correspondence, and a bibliography of sources used for his writing projects. Near fine condition with minor wear.

    Charles Francis Bates,
    Fifty Years After the Little Big Horn Battle (undated reprint), 19 pages, illustrations, 6" x 9". This booklet includes pencil annotations by Bates. Fine condition with minor wear.

    "Custer Battlefield National Cemetery,"
    6" x 8.5" brochure for the Montana historical site. Near fine condition with center fold.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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