17 [Custer] Original Scrapbook of News Clippings about Custer, Kept by R.G. Carter (author of On the Border with MacKenzie and The Old Sergeant’s Story), with pen notes in
his hand, many initialed. Folio, 1950s style scrapbook, approximately 50 pages of pasted
clippings (paper browned), with occasional pen notes by Carter.
In Graham’s book, The Custer Myth, his correspondence with Capt. Carter forms chapter ten of his book; Carter’s interest was also personal, as his brother was a classmate of Custer’s at West Point. The notes are pure Carter; at the first clipping on Custer’s lost gold
payroll he writes in red ink: “Pure baloney. Men were paid in paper.” Carter has also drawn a map of the New Salem, Dakota part of the march of Custer with his notes. Interesting source material.