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  1. Records of the Maxwell Land Grant Company

    The collection includes financial statements of condition for 1922 and 1927 for The Maxwell Land Grant Company; a bound 142 page Decree Index for the Springer Ditch Company vs. the French Land and Irrigation Company in the District Court of the Eighth ...

    castanoe - 2015-07-20 08:37

  2. Richmond Jones Papers

    This collection includes materials which document the travels and surveys of Richmond (1833-1861) while working for the Sopori Land and Mining Company in Santa Cruz Valley of Arizona. ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-11 08:15

  3. Jay Bankston Papers

    Documents from Court Case No. C79-0515 “Irene Allen, et. al. plaintiffs vs. United States of America” related to nuclear testing by the United States government in the 1950s in Nevada that affected people in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The bulk of the ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 16:19

  4. The Great Soul Trial Collection

    The Great Soul Trial was first held in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967 and went to retrial in 1971. The purpose of the trial was to honor the will of James Kidd that left money to fund scientific research that provided proof of a human soul that leaves the body ...

    trentp - 2016-01-22 09:31

  5. Appellants' Abstract

    Abstract of court record relating to a dispute between the plaintiff's Equator mining claim and the defendant's Wonderful mining claim, in the Verde Mining District. ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-05 15:54

  6. Will of Diego de Vargas

    Photostat of the holographic last will and testament of Diego de Vargas, composed at his death-bed in Bernalillo, New Mexico, and dated April 7, 1704. It updates a will made the previous year in Mexico City. In this detailed document, he arranges to repay ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-13 16:04

  7. Transcript of Preliminary Examination

    Edwin Tewksbury was a rancher in Pleasant Valley, Arizona Territory and a leader of one faction in the 1880s Pleasant Valley War. He was arrested in 1892 and charged with the murder of Tom Graham, a leader of the rival faction.  The collection contains a ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-24 11:58

  8. Papers of Thomas D. Satterwhite

    Thomas D. Satterwhite (1815-1905) was an attorney in Pima County, AZ and served as the Attorney General for Arizona from 1895 to 1896. The collection includes correspondence, legal papers, case material, notes and other papers mainly relating to legal ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-25 12:22

  9. Territory of Arizona vs....David Gibson

    James Leavy (1842-1882) was a Dublin, Ireland born gunfighter and gambler. Leavy was killed in 1882 at Tucson, AZ, as a result of a feud with John Murphy, a Tucson gambler. Collection includes a holograph copy of files and records concerning Leavy's ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-25 12:34

  10. Legal Papers of Eugene Semmes Ives

    Eugene Semmes Ives (1859-1917) was an Arizona attorney. Ives was originally from New York, and studied law and politics at Columbia Law School. In 1895, Ives and his family moved to Arizona Territory where he partnered with Marcus A. Smith and established ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-25 17:19

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