Guide to the John Walton Collection At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wester, Emma (Walton)
Title: John Walton Collection
Dates: 1879; 1930 ca. 1975
Quantity: 1 file, 7 items
Collection ID: MSS136
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Scope and Contents

Contains notes on John Edward Walton, Spearfish Pioneer, from his daughter Emma Wester. Also includes portrait photograph.

Acquisition Information

Received in 1975 from John Walton's daughter

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 portrait photograph of John Walton b&w 17.5cm x 12.5cm

1 handwritten note dated 1879 witnessing the marriage of John Walton and Mary (Roberts) Walton

1 handwritten note dated 1930 detailing the trip of a company of 200 miners coming from Montana to the Black Hills (Spearfish) in 1876

1 typescript, 1 page, detailing John Walton's life

1 typed transcript of John Walton's obituary

1 typescript, 1 page titled "Cash" detailing how difficult it was to get cash for the pioneers and about bartering

1 typescript, 1 page titled "Water Right" detailing John Walton's use of Spearfish Creek