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.

Record of Weather and Stages of the Colorado River

Page of Notes on the Stages and Records of the Colorado River

Louis John Frederick Jaeger (1824-1892) was a ferryman and adventurer. He operated a ferry along the Colorado River in Yuma, AZ from 1850 to 1877.

The collection contains a fragment of weather records and states of the Colorado River kept by Jaeger at the Yuma Ferry, April 1854 to Jan. 1856.