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  1. Correspondence of George Cranston

    George Cranston was born in 1848, probably in New York state. Following an argument with his father, George was ordered to leave the family farm, and in 1866 he joined the army. Cranston's first post was Fort Yuma, Arizona Territory. In the ensuing y ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:27

  2. Southwest Mission Research Center

      The Southwestern Mission Research Center was created in 1965 mainly through the determination of Rev. Charles W. Polzer, S.J. It is a nonprofit organization which was originally set up for the purpose of locating for Father Kino’s grave and to conduct r ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-25 08:01

  3. Papers of the Hein family

    Letters from the Hein family and Paul Loske to the Hagedorn family pertaining to frontier life in Skull Valley. Also includes documents relating to their participation in the Prescott Coal Development Company; Hagedorn's passport and ship papers whil ...

    castanoe - 2014-07-31 09:14

  4. The Last of the Plainsmen

    Original typescript, except for final chapter which is in the author's handwriting. Other holograph corrections throughout by a different hand. Correspondence attesting to authenticity of handwriting is laid in. This is a biography of Charles Jesse J ...

    castanoe - 2014-07-31 09:57

  5. Scrapbook of Verda Lee Ludy Parrick

    Scrapbook of photographs and biographical material concerning Jacob E. Ludy and his family in Yuma, Ariz., in the early 1900s. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Water and Water Rights Explorers/Pioneers Collection Area: Arizona & Southwest ...

    castanoe - 2014-07-31 10:08

  6. Diary of Louis John Frederick Jaeger

    Holograph notebook describes voyage as passenger on the ship Mason from Philadelphia to San Francisco, Feb. 22, 1849-Dec. 31, 1849. Later part of diary tells of operating a boarding house in San Francisco, and working as a carpenter. Included materials: M ...

    castanoe - 2014-08-01 14:27

  7. Papers Relating to His History of Arizona

    Typescript (v.5-6, carbons) in eight notebooks. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Explorers/Pioneers Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Collection Area: Arizona & Southwest 1914 to 1918 Number: AZ 248 ...

    castanoe - 2014-09-18 13:32

  8. Four Generations of the Douglas Family in America

    Lewis W. Douglas was a businessman, Democratic politician, philanthropist, and diplomat. He served in the Arizona State Legislature, United States House of Representatives, United States Budget Director, President of McGill University, head of the United ...

    castanoe - 2014-09-18 16:42

  9. Mormons in Arizona

    Historical sketches, minutes of meetings, letters, journals, diaries, and autobiographical sketches including histories written by R.E. Porter and George S. Tanner relating to Mormon settlements in Arizona, chiefly at Joseph City and other points along th ...

    castanoe - 2014-09-23 15:20

  10. 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 - 2014-09-24 08:36

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