University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Special Collections will close at 12 pm on Monday, December 5th for the event Satellites: bringing an astronomy archive to the stage.

Papers of William E. Thomas

Receipt from Certified Mail Sent by Thomas to Bundy Manufacturing Company, circa 1894-1898

William E. Thomas, born 1852, was a businessman and a city and county official of Phoenix, AZ. He served as postmaster of Phoenix from 1894 to 1898 and of Liberty, AZ in 1901 and again in 1905. The collection includes correspondence, reports, bills, legal documents, and financial records pertaining to Thomas' activities in real estate, mining, business, politics, and his public service as postmaster. Along with records of his time serving as clerk of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and clerk of Maricopa County Superior Court. There are mining records for various locations chiefly the Blue Bird Mine and Prince of Arizona Mining Company.