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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1153.AM:  Parson Bob (Philip R.) Landon, 1846-1933



Correspondence, etc.:  1870-1934; mostly 1931-1934

Size:  One folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection contains correspondence and copies of newspaper clippings on the life of Philip R. “Parson Bob” Landon. The materials date from 1870-1934 and include some items copied from Dana College at Blair, Nebraska. Some of the materials explore the authenticity of Landon’s claims about his exploits as a frontier scout and Indian fighter. There are also writings by Landon, including “Old Snowball” or “Did Columbus Discover America,” in which he gives his version of Indian history in northern Kansas, central Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin. Also included are obituaries for Landon.



Note:  Additional information about “Parson Bob” can be found in the Richard Jerome Tanner (Diamond Dick) Collection [RG1345].



 



Subject headings:



Brooking, A.M.

Carlson, Emil (Mrs.)

Impostors and Imposture

Indians of North America

Johnson County (Nebraska) — History

Landon, Parson Bob (Philip R.), 1846-1933

Nelson, Erland

Oaks, Jessie E.

Sterling (Nebraska) — History

Tanner, Richard Jerome, 1869-1943

United States. Army — Indian scouts



 



Revised TMM         04-10-2009