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Datus C. Proper papers, 1864-2003.

Author: Datus C Proper; Datus DeWitt Proper
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
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The Datus C. Proper papers consist of journals, correspondence, family history documents, literary manuscript drafts, galley proofs, research notes, publisher correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia which document Proper's life as a student, U.S. Foreign Service officer, and outdoor writer. The family history documents include materials pertaining to Proper's extended family ancestors, including notes and
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Family papers
Manuscripts for publication
Photographs
Correspondence
Archives
Personal narratives
Named Person: Nick Lyons; Vincent Marinaro; Datus C Proper; Datus C Proper; Datus DeWitt Proper; Ida Sedgwick Proper; Paul Schullery
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Datus C Proper; Datus DeWitt Proper
OCLC Number: 500905549
Language Note: Most materials in English. Some are in Portuguese.
Notes: The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections, Montana State University--Bozeman.
Description: 6.4 linear ft.
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The Datus C. Proper papers consist of journals, correspondence, family history documents, literary manuscript drafts, galley proofs, research notes, publisher correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia which document Proper's life as a student, U.S. Foreign Service officer, and outdoor writer. The family history documents include materials pertaining to Proper's extended family ancestors, including notes and clippings about Ida Sedgwick Proper, and the Civil War diary of Datus DeWitt Proper, corporal, 19th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Datus Proper's own journals document his early interest in fly fishing and hunting, containing both diary-like entries and miscellaneous notes that he later used in his published writings. The manuscript drafts encompass many, but not all, of Proper's articles for such magazines as Field and Stream, and his four full length books. A research vertical file of clippings and miscellaneous notes maintained by Proper for reference purposes has also been preserved within this collection, along with a small collection of photographs, some of which were used to illustrate Proper's published articles. The subjects of Proper's writings encompass the full spectrum of fly fishing for trout, from stream side entomology to the ethics of catch and release angling. Hunting, particularly pheasant hunting and the training of dogs for the sport, is another subject heavily represented. Proper also wrote on Portugal, a country in which he had served during his career with the State Dept., and in addition to his writings he saved some letters and documents written in Portugese. Correspondents found in this collection include Vince Marinaro, Nick Lyons, Paul Schullery, and other prominent fly fishing and hunting writers. The entire collection has been organized into nine series consisting based primarily on document type. Oversize material from all series has been placed in Box 17 and includes topographical maps marked with locations of Proper's hunting and fishing trips, certificates and awards, and a series of tracings done from from fish that Proper caught and measured.

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