Guide to the Llewellyn Link Callaway Letter to A. S. Daggy
1895 July 25

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Creator: Callaway, Llewellyn Link, 1868-1951
Title: Llewellyn Link Callaway Letter to A. S. Daggy
Dates: 1895 July 25
Quantity: 1 item
Collection Number: Collection 2525, MtBC, us
Summary: The Llewellyn Link Callaway Letter to A. S. Daggy consists of a original handwritten letter, postmarked Virginia City, July 25, 1895, from Callaway to Augustus Smith Daggy (1858-1952) of Chatham, New Jersey. In his letter to Daggy, Callaway discusses national and Montana territorial politics, particularly from the Republican viewpoint, and comments on the latter's political cartoon work in Judge magazine. Some mention is made of Virginia City recreational pursuits, and questions posed regarding the activities of mutual friends.
Repository: Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections

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Languages: Collection materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Biographical Note

Llewellyn Link Callaway was born in Tuscola, Illinois on December 15, 1868, the son of James Edmund Callaway and Mary Elizabeth (Link) Callaway. He moved to Montana with his parents in 1871 but he returned to the eastern states for his education, eventually earning a law degree from the University of Michigan in 1891. Callaway returned to Montana and established a law practice in Virginia City in 1894. A staunch Republican, Callaway was elected Madison County attorney in 1894 and afterwards served two terms as the town's mayor. In 1905 he began service as a district judge, and also served as chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court from 1922 to 1931. Callaway had an interest in Montana history and wrote several works on the state's colorful past that were published after his death. He married Ellen N. Badger on December 12, 1894 and died in 1951.

Content Description

An original handwritten letter, postmarked Virginia City, July 25, 1895, from Callaway to Augustus Smith Daggy (1858-1952) of Chatham, New Jersey. Daggy was an Illinois born artist who did illustration work for Harper's Weekly and other periodicals. He drew political cartoons as well, and Callaway may have met him while attending school in the east as a young man. In his letter to Daggy, Callaway discusses national and Montana territorial politics, particularly from the Republican viewpoint, and comments on the latter's political cartoon work in Judge magazine. Some mention is made of Virginia City recreational pursuits, and questions posed regarding the activities of mutual friends.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

This collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

An original letter and cover created by Llewellyn Link Callaway was purchased by Special Collections from "photoumbrella," an eBay vendor, on September 4, 2009

Processing Note :  

This collection was processed 2009 October 7

Additional Reference Guides :  

An alternative form of this finding aid can be found at http://www.lib.montana.edu/collect/spcoll/findaid/2525.php


Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Daggy, Augustus Smith, 1858-1952-Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana-Politics and government-19th century
  • United States-Politics and government-1893-1897
  • Virginia City (Mont.)-History-19th century
  • Subject Terms :
  • Political cartoons

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