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Papers of Isaac Taft Stoddard

Photograph of Isaac Taft Stoddard Riding a Horse, circa 1900

Isaac Taft Stoddard was an Arizona businessman and politician. He served as Secretary of Arizona Territory from 1901 to 1904, and was the owner of several copper mining companies in Arizona.

Collection contains correspondence, legal papers, financial records, maps, and geologists' reports related to the Stoddard Copper Company and Copper Mountains Mines Company in Yavapai County, AZ; records of the Stoddard Incorporating Company and its dealings with mining firms; and a scrapbook of photographs of mine construction and operations. Includes materials on Arizona economy and politics. Materials from Isaac's son, Celora Martin Stoddard, include personal and business papers, stories and sketches, papers concerning the Great Western Firm Corporation, and a photograph album from his school days. Also included is a 1902 diary written by Isaac's daughter, Florence. Note: Material in Volumes 8, 9, and 10 are a selected representation of the business carried on by the Stoddard Incorporating Company. Lesser, routine and fragmentary accounts were not retained.