University of Arizona

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  1. Papers of Joseph Thomas McKinney

    Joseph Thomas McKinney was a pioneer and law enforcement officer in the Arizona territory. He was born June 20th 1858 in Arkansas. He arrived in Arizona around 1885 and worked for the Wabash Cattle Company above St. Johns in Apache County for about a year ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-07 13:17

  2. Docket of Preliminary Hearings

    Louis C. Hughes, 1844-1915 was an Arizona pioneer, lawyer, newspaper publisher, and politician. Hughes established the Arizona Daily Star in 1877 and published it until his death. He served as district attorney, probate judge, attorney general for Arizona ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-26 13:13

  3. Manuscripts of John L. Riggs

    John L. Riggs was a local historian in Mohave County, Arizona. Collection includes holograph articles concerning Mohave County, Ariz. history, including Walapai Indians, William H. Hardy, turquoise mines, the Silver Hill Massacre, and the killing of the L ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-26 17:13

  4. Report of the Charles L. Bernheimer Expeditions

    Photocopy of report of expeditions sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. Also consists of daily journal describing camps, travel conditions, and scenery during annual summer expeditions in Arizona and Utah between 1922 and 1930. Included ma ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-27 10:13

  5. Pioneering Sociology on "The Last Frontier"

    Typescript (carbon) of the history of the Departments of Sociology as The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Explorers/Pioneers Collection Area: University of Ariz ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-28 11:41

  6. Diary-Journal of Events, etc. on a Journey from Missouri to California

    Daily journal describing conditions and events of journey from Missouri, through New Mexico and southern Arizona, to California, Apr. 23 to Dec. 6, 1849. Contains references to San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Ariz., and Apaches. Includes tables of distances f ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-11 13:57

  7. Derrotero de los Padres Fray Francisco Atanacio Domínguez, and Fr. Silvestre Vélez, de Escalante, en sus exploraciónes, desde las missiones de Zuñy del Nuevo Mexico, hasta las ymmediaciones de Monte Rey de California

    Vélez de Escalante, better known as Escalante, was a Spanish Franciscan missionary sent to New Mexico in 1774; he was the recorder of this 1776 expedition. Domínguez, a Mexican Franciscan priest, was his ecclesiastical superior and leader of the expeditio ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-11 16:13

  8. Memorias sobre las provincias del norte de Nueva Espana

    Bound manuscript volume contains two different works on northern New Spain.  Also contains a complete copy of the diary kept by the Franciscans Silvestre Vélez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio Domínguez. It recounts their expedition into Colorado, Utah ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-17 10:14

  9. Canadian History

    Photocopy of manuscript accompanied by a typed transcription. Autobiographical account of the homesteading experiences of the Roberts family: Sarah, her physician husband, and their three sons, Frank, Lathrop, and Brockway. It begins in western Canada in ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 13:06

  10. Papers and Photographs of Cornelius Bennett

    The Bennetts and the Morrills were related pioneer families in Silver City, New Mexico. Cornelius Bennett was a town founder, and served as a school trustee and probate judge. John B. Morrill was a councilman, and operated the general store J.B. Morrill a ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 13:11

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