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Walter Noble Burns Papers

Tombstone Epitaph Newspaper Building, 1927

Walter N. Burns was a journalist and author of Western fiction This collection contains manuscripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and related material. Several drafts of the manuscripts for The Saga of Billy the Kid, 1925, Tombstone: An Iliad of the Southwest, 1927, The One Way Ride, 1931 and The Robin Hood of El Dorado: the Saga of Joaquin Murrieta, 1932, are present. Correspondents, including Wyatt Earp and various others, relate their experiences. Also included are short stories and articles; many about Wild Bill Hickock. Clippings from his newspaper columns in Chicago's Inter Ocean, 1908-1913, chiefly concern western themes.