Letter, 1814, from Amos in Sag Harbor, New York to John in Pennsylvania, mentions the defeat of Napoleon, describes a ship battle seen from their home the night before and describes the "new constructed invulnerable boat" he has seen sailing in the waters near his home. Letter, 1836, from John to his sons Amos and Owen in Shelbyville, Ill., informing them of the death of their sister, Harriet, and asking them to come to him in his sorrow
Montana Historical Society Research Center - Archives and Photograph Archives
John Owen (1818-1889), a pioneer fur trader in the Northwest, built Fort Owen in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana Territory, and served as a special agent for the Flathead Indians. Collection contains diaries and journals (1850-1871); a combined register of births, deaths, and marriages of Fort Owen residents; a letterpress book (1858-1859); an account book (1850-1860) for trade at Fort Owen, which also contains accounts (1876-1889) for some other firm; and a bill of sale (1850) for the land on which the St. Mary's Mission was built.