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Henry Wheeler Papers, 1985-2017

Collection Overview

Title: Henry Wheeler Papers, 1985-2017

ID: OGLMC/1615

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 11/15/2012

Languages: English [eng]


Articles pertaining to the identity of a skeleton owned by Henry Mason Wheeler.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Henry Wheeler Papers consist of various newspaper and journal articles regarding the identity of a human skeleton kept by Wheeler in Grand Forks. There is evidence to suggest the skeleton is that of Clelland Miller, a member of the James-Younger Gang killed by Wheeler during the famous 1876 raid of the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota. The collection also contains materials relating to the Northfield Raid and a profile of Wheeler.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Subsequent additions to the collection have been made by Margaret Bailey

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Margaret Baily, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Acquisition Method: Donation; Accession 2012-3198

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Henry Wheeler Papers. OGLMC 1615. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Processing Information: Processed by Devon Olson, Special Collections intern, in November 2013.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book chapters about the Northfield RaidAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Journal Articles, 2012-2019Add to your cart.

Bailey, James A. "Grand Forks Skeleton Examined for James-Younger Connection." James-Younger Gang Journal 19, no. 3 (September 2012): Cover-2.

Bailey, James A. "Tracing Edward Dampier's Cavalry Issued Carbine Used in the Northfield Raid." Wild West History Association Journal V, no. 5 (October 2012): 30-38.

Bailey, Margaret. "Questionable Identification of Clell Miller Leads to Exhumation Request." Wild West History Association Journal V, no. 6 (December 2012): 52-64.

Bailey, James A., and Margaret B. Bailey. "The Northfield Robbers and a Mysterious Mummified Human Trophy." Wild West History Association Journal VI, no. 6 (December 2013): 42-58.

Bailey, James A., Brogdon, G.B., and Brandon Nichols. "Use of Craniofacial Superimposition in Historic Investigation." Journal of Forensic Sciences 59, no. 1 (January 2014): 260-263.

Bailey, James A., and Margaret B. Bailey. "A Review of the 1876 Nicolaus Gustafson Murder." The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly LXV, no. 2 (April 2014): 77-94.

Bailey, James A. and Margaret B. Bailey. "Nicolaus Gustafson Investigation: The Bullet Ricochet Theory." Wild West History Association Journal VIII, no. 1 (February 2015): 27-44.

Bailey, James A. and Margaret B. Bailey. "William "Bill" Chadwell, Native Son of Illinois: James-Younger Gang Raider." Wild West History Association Journal 10, no. 2 (June 2017): 17-37.

Bailey, James A. et al. "Forensic Analysis of Mummified Human Scalp Trophy." Wild West History Association Journal 12, no. 2 (June 2019): 60-65.

Folder 3: Newspaper Articles, 1985, 2012, and 2014Add to your cart.

Hagerty, Jack. "Skeleton had a life of its own." Grand Forks Herald, March 11, 1985.

Pavek, Jacqueline A. "Outlaws meet science." Northfield News, March 17, 2012.

Smith, Jaci. "Could skeleton be Northfield James gang raider Miller?" Northfield News, March 18, 2012.

Bonham, Kevin. "CT scan for Clell Miller." Grand Forks Herald, March 24, 2012.

Rice, Glenn E. "Family wants to know if outlaw Clell Miller is really in his grave." The Kansas City Star, June 11, 2012.

Pavek, Jacqueline A. "Digging up the truth in Northfield bank raid." Northfield News, June 14, 2012.

Smith, Kevin M. "Finding an outlaw." The Kearney Courier, July 6, 2012.

Estrada, Heron M. "Jesse James outlaw mystery revived." Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 10, 2012.

Rice, Glenn E. "Clay County officials ask permission to exhume outlaw's body." The Kansas City Star, August 11, 2012.

Smith, Kevin M. "Clay County Prosecutor asks to dig up Kearney James Gang member." The Kearney Courier, August 13, 2012.

Smith, Kevin M. "Date set for hearing on James Gang member's exhumation." The Liberty Tribune, August 15, 2012.

Rice, Glenn E. "Remains will be exhumed to see if they are those of 19th century outlaw." The Kansas City Star, September 13, 2012.

Bailey, James A. and Bailey, Margaret B. "A review of the 1876 Nicolaus Gustafson murder (parts I-III)." Northfield News, August 27, August 30, and September 3, 2014.

Folder 4: Postcards and souvenir newspaper related to the Northfield RaidAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Profile of Dr. Henry M. Wheeler, undatedAdd to your cart.