The Margaret Louisa Irvine Riggs collection, available at the Center for Western Studies, follows Margaret's missionary work at Oahe Mission as well as her father's military career. Margaret, who goes by the name Louisa, is the son of Captain Javan B. Irvine who was stationed at Fort Sully from 1867-1869. Louisa entered the missionary field in 1878. She was principal of the Oahe Industrial School from 1886 to 1914. Starting her position shortly after she married Thomas Riggs in 1885. The Margaret Louisa Irvine Riggs papers are arranged in nine series: Correspondence; Travel Account Book; Autograph Album; Notes, Manuscripts, Talks, and Reports; Photographs; Printed Material; Irvine Family Papers; Subject Files; and Artifacts.
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