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  1. Comments by James Hancock on Walter Noble Burns' Book Tombstone

    James Hancock lived in Tombstone at the time of the O.K. Corral gunfight. Notes indicate his comments were written in Paradise, Arizona on March 30 and 31, probably in the 1930's. Typescript (carbon) prepared by Guy J. Giffen, California author, of m ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-27 11:16

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Letter, 1938 Dec. 22, Prescott (Ariz.), to Mrs. John W. Mayes, Phoenix (Ariz.)

    Typescript (original) letter describing his mining and mercantile activities in Nogales and Ajo (Ariz.), 1883-1931, including his business dealings with Albert Steinfeld, Randall Ore Reduction Company, Cornelia and Rescue Company, C & A Mining Company ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-16 13:32

  6. Donald M. Powell Papers

    Typescript holograph, notes, maps and transcripts used for the new edition. Included materials: Maps Manuscript Subject Area: Explorers/Pioneers Collection Area: Arizona & Southwest 1965 Number: AZ 561 ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-16 14:50

  7. 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

  8. Six Shooter's Who's Who

    Unpublished typescript of Giffen's bibliography of western badmen and peace officers active from 1865 through the 1890's. Lists 362 outlaws/peace officers with approximately 12,300 references. Each person has a brief history followed by citation ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 13:01

  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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