West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
W. C. Brown papers
Manuscripts with some photocopies. The collection includes correspondence, articles and notes pertaining to Western American history, emphasizing the Indian wars. Also includes a copy of A Guide to the William Carey Brown Papers found at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Buffalo Bill papers
Handwritten and signed letters and printed pamphlets. Two letters from Cody are to his aunt Eliza Martin and sister Julia. Each discusses family matters. The remaining miscellaneous items were not written by Buffalo Bill, but comment on his life. Includes 8 items.
David Chamberlin autobiography
One handwritten autobiography by Chamberlin, one handwritten history of the early discoveries and settlement of California condensed from various authors, and miscellaneous items. Chamberlin talks about his youth, his various travels, and his encounters with Native Americans.
Stillman Churchill diary
Henry A. Boller diaries and papers
Handwritten letters and diaries by Boller and his wife, Mary. The diaries discuss personal affairs. The letters deal with both personal and professional issues and document the literary career of Mary Boller.
C. Sherwood Kellogg papers
Two holograph diaries describing ship travel from New York to California and work in California for the Yankee Jim Lumber Company; an 1854 account book for the same lumber company; ten sight drafts; a complaint by Kellogg against "Brother Houts;" an envelope franked by Truman Smith, a U.S. Representative in Congress, addressed to C.S. Kellogg, enclosing a printed copy of an 1848 speech by Smith in the House describing American involvement of the Mexican War.
William Thomas outlaw biographies
Handwritten and typed stories of the two authors' personal associations with criminals. One account, by Thomas, describes his associations with Calamity Jane and James Layton Gilmore. The other, by Davies, narrates his encounters with outlaws such as Sam Bass and Joel Collins.