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William Bayard Weir riddle book, 1878 March

Identifier: Vault MSS 511 Series 10

Scope and Contents note

Contains a riddle book belonging to William Bayard Weir, dated circa March 1878. Riddles are collected by famous authors on various subjects including scriptures and anagrams. The joke book was made by William's sister-in-law, Anna C. Weir and six envelopes contain loose papers found between pages of the book.


  • 1878 March


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use original materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patron should use microfiche copy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Copyright resides with the Weir family.

Permission to publish material from Weir family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

William B. (William Bayard) (b. 1849) was an army officer and a son of Robert Walter Weir and brother to J. Alden Weir.

William Bayard Weir was born on April 15, 1849 to Robert Walter Weir and Susan Martha Bayard. Weir was the Chief of Ordinance of the Department of the Platte. First Lieutenant William B. Weir was killed by Indians on October 20, 1879 twenty miles from the White river.


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