University of Arizona

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  1. 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 ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 11:41

  2. 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

    Collection includes eighteenth-century copy of the diary kept by Vélez de Escalante on his expedition with Dominguez through the four corners area of the American Southwest, July 29, 1776 to Jan. 2, 1777. Although unsuccessful in their mission to find a ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 11:52

  3. 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 - 2016-11-18 14:04

  4. Affidavit: the Route Followed by Fray Marcos de Niza Which Led to the Discovery of Arizona

    Typescript (carbon) affadavit eight pages, citing, in part, from da Nizza's 1539 "Relacion". Accompanied by Fray Marcos de Niza Monument Association brochure. ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 14:53

  5. 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 - 2016-11-18 15:00

  6. 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 - 2016-11-21 09:30

  7. 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    Unpublished typescript of Giffen's bibliography of western badmen and peace officers active from 1865 through the 1890's. Lists 362 outlaws/peace officers with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 - 2016-11-21 15:25

  8. 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 - 2016-11-21 15:27

  9. Papers and Photographs of Cornelius Bennett

    Collection materials consist of family correspondence and photographs, tax receipts, stock certificates, legal documents relating to his partnerships with Bennett Bros. & Co.; J.T. Bennett & Co.; Bennett, Van Wagenen & Co.; Bennett and ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-21 15:28

  10. Ownby Family Papers

    Collection includes letters and photographs. Original and typescript copies of personal letters from Anna Ownby to her husband, Bramble B. Ownby, from 1881-1888. They relate daily events in Lordsburg, while he was away working on the railroad. ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-21 15:29

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