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  1. Papers relating to Lord of Beasts: the Saga of Buffalo Jones, 1961

    Lord of Beasts: the Saga of Buffalo Jones is the story of Charles Jesse Jones, conservationist of the American Bison, was written by Robert O. Easton in collaboration with Mackenzie Brown. It was published by the University of Arizona Press in 1961. The ...

    castanoe - 2022-05-25 17:04

  2. Nelson C. Nye Manuscripts

    Nelson C. Nye was a Western writer originally from Chicago, IL. He worked as a ranch hand in Texas before owning a horse ranch in New Mexico. He studied under authors Laurence D'Orsay and Arthur Sullivant and wrote numerous Westerns under his own ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-01 14:41

  3. 30,000 on the Hoof

    The collection consists of a holograph manuscript in pencil of the novel 30,000 on the Hoof by Zane Grey. Included materials: Manuscript Collection Area: Literature 1940 Number: AZ 342 ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-01 16:20

  4. Wanderer of the Wasteland

    The collection consists of a holograph manuscript, written in pencil, of Wanderer of the Wasteland by Zane Grey. The numbering numbering of pages 246 and 247 are repeated, supplemental page follows 641. Included materials: Manuscript Collection Area: ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-01 16:21

  5. Diary of William Jordan Flake

    William Jordan Flake (1878-1938) was a Mormon pioneer from Snowflake, Arizona. The collection consists of a daily journal written from July 3, 1903 to Aug. 9, 1904, from a mission in Tennessee for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The diary ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-01 16:33

  6. John Gregory Bourke Papers

    John Gregory Bourke was a U.S. Army Soldier, ethnologist, and postbellum author who wrote many books centered around the Old West. This collection includes correspondence, including letters from Gen. George Crook recommending Bourke for promotions, as ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-05 14:11

  7. Down Into the Desert

    The collection contains an original typescript of Down into the Desert by Zane Grey with author corrections. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Arizona & Southwest Collection Area: Literature 1924 Number: AZ 389 ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-18 16:17

  8. Tucson Jennie's Tragic Triumph, or How Law and Order Came to the Old West

    The collection contains the original typescript of the play Tucson Jennie’s Tragic Triumph or How Law and Order Came to the Old West. The play was staged at Old Tucson Studios in 1962. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Performing Arts ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-18 16:50

  9. Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh Papers

    Correspondence, diaries, notes, manuscripts, clippings, publications, drawings, photo albums, and photographs relating to Dellenbaugh's expedition experiences and studies of the Colorado River and the Southwest. ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-19 15:15

  10. Ross Santee Papers

    Correspondence with Ray Carlson, editor of Arizona Highways, biographical material, reviews and criticisms, publisher's catalogs and magazine articles which he authored or illustrated. ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-22 16:06