University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ben V. Lilly Papers, ca. 1916-1922



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lilly, Ben, 1856-1936
Title: Lilly, Ben V., Papers
Dates: ca. 1916-1922
Abstract: The Ben V. Lilly Papers, ca. 1916-1922, comprise a manuscript of Lilly’s article Mountain Lions of New Mexico, and transcriptions by J. Frank Dobie of some of Lilly’s works, including the article Mountain Lions of New Mexico, a notebook record of Mountain Lions, 1916, fragments of a manuscript entitled Bears and one of Lilly’s diaries from 1922.
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Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ben V. Lilly was born in Alabama in 1856. He soon moved westward through Mississippi and Louisiana to Texas and become notorious as a big game hunter and mountain man. Lilly died in New Mexico in December 1936. Shortly before Lilly’s death, American folklorist J. Frank Dobie undertook the task of recovering all his surviving manuscripts and save them from destruction and loss.


Scope and Contents

The Ben V. Lilly Papers, ca. 1916-1922, comprise a manuscript of Lilly’s article Mountain Lions of New Mexico, and transcriptions by J. Frank Dobie of some of Lilly’s works, including the article Mountain Lions of New Mexico, a notebook record of Mountain Lions, 1916, fragments of a manuscript entitled Bears and one of Lilly’s diaries from 1922.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lilly, Ben, 1856-1936--Archvies
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Subjects
Bear hunting
Lion hunting
Genre/Form
Diaries
Places
New Mexico
Mississippi
Louisiana

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ben V. Lilly Papers, ca. 1916-1922, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2E362 Mountain Lions of New Mexico manuscript and photocopies
[Manuscript and photocopies present faded writing]
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2R79 Transcriptions by J. Frank Dobie
2 copies