[?]30 April 27-90
Dear Dr. Neihardt:

Please allow me to introduce myself - I am the daughter of 1st Sgt. Samuel Gibson, U.S.A., retired December 1904 - deceased 21 July 1932. I have the lovely picture showing you and my Father together, taken many, many years ago. It is one of my prized possessions.

As a Historian am now writing my Book on the "Life of my Father" covering his Indian Fighting Days 1866/1890 - then on thru Spanish-American War 1891 - and then with General Arthur MacArthur during the Philippine Insurrection in the early 1900's.

My husband was a military man - passed to God at Fort Ord, California 12 March 1967. I came to Wyoming 16 May 1968 - to be in the proper perspective re-our Indian Wars. My home is twenty (20) miles from the three (3) sacred Sites - Fort Phil Kearny, Fetterman and the Great Wagon Box Fight. Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas are called The Last Frontier.

I must give credit, to my getting in touch with you, to the T.V. Guide, now on sale, which states "Mr. John G. Neihardt will be interviewed on the Dick Cavett show the week of 16 April 1971". I, then, wrote a letter to the University of Nebraska Press for your address. I was such a young girl during those years you and my Father were such good freinds - now that I am older, hearing your voice, will be a real pleasure to me.

I have most of my Father's books, his manuscript, etc. I, now, am trying to get a complete set of your Bison Books. I intend, at the end of my Life Time, to give all my Father's things to the Museum.

Do let me hear from you. With sincere best wishes for your good health and happiness and with God's Blessings on you, I am

Sincerely your friend,

Harriett Gibson Weaver
Harriett Gibson Weaver

Encl: Program Dedication 28 June 1970 designating Site of Fort Phil Kearny as a Registered National Historic Landmark.