Guide to the Governor Bryant B. Brooks records
Scope and Content
General correspondence and records dealing with topics ranging from Dry Farming and livestock to conventions and expeditions, from the Hanna Mine Disaster to State Agency reports and correspondence and from Spanish-American War medals to legislative affairs. Pardon, requisitions and extradition records take up the bulk of the collection.
Language of Materials
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Bryant B. Brooks was born in Bernardston, Massachusetts on February 5, 1861. He was educated in public schools and finished his education at business college in Chicago. Brooks relocated to Big Muddy, Wyoming in 1880 and immediately began his business and a political career. Success at stock raising and activity in the Republican Party led to service in Wyoming's Second State Legislature. Brooks attended several Republican conventions as a delegate and was chosen to be a presidential elector in 1900. Elected to fill out the unexpired term of Governor DeForest Richards in 1904, Brooks was reelected to another term in 1907. He was also the first governor to live in the newly complete governor's mansion. Bryant B. Brooks died December 8, 1944 in Casper, Wyoming.
18 cubic feet (36 boxes)
Records of Wyoming's Governor Bryant B. Brook cover many of the notable issues associated with the office. Some of the more prominent issues include railroad taxation, forest preserve, the Louis and Clark Exposition, dry faming, irrigation the Big Horn Basin Development Company, Hanna Mine Disaster, Spanish-American War medals, women's suffrage, Indians, and livestock matters. Correspondence from State agencies, proclamations, requisitions and extradition requests, rewards, petitions for pardons and appointment records are also included.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is divided into eight subgroups including: General Records, Administrative Records, Appointment Records, Proclamations, Pardons, Requisitions and Extraditions, Indian and Military Affairs, and Legislative Affairs
MA 346, transferred to Wyoming State Archives on April 6, 1957.
The collection was processed by Curtis Greubel
- Apportionment (Election law) -- Wyoming
- Big Horn Basin Development Company
- Clemency -- Wyoming
- Dry farming.
- Extradition -- Wyoming
- Fugitives from justice -- Wyoming
- Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)
- Mine explosions---Wyoming---Hanna
- Mondell, Frank W. (Frank Wheeler), 1860-1939--Correspondence.
- National Forest
- Park County (Wyo.)--History
- Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919--Public appearances--Wyoming--Cheyenne.
- Sacajawea Monument
- Sheep Raids, 1907-1910
- Shoshone Project
- Spanish-American War, 1898--Medals
- Trans-Missouri Dry Farming Congress
- USS Monitor---Silver Service
- Ute Indians.
- Warren, Francis E. (Francis Emroy), 1844-1929--Correspondence.
- Women -- Suffrage -- Wyoming
- Wyoming Central Irrigation Company
- Wyoming State Board of Horticulture
- Wyoming. Board of Equalization
- Wyoming. Board of Land Commissioners
- Wyoming. National Guard
- Wyoming. Office of State Examiner
- Wyoming. State Engineer's Office
- Wyoming. State Geologist
- Wyoming. Supreme Court
- Guide to the Governor Bryant B. Brooks records
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- Processed by Curtis Greubel
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