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|1812, War of (See Iowa, Des Moines)|
|Adams, John Henry|
|Nebraska volunteer, Company K, First Regiment. 19 handwritten and signed letters to and from Adams and family members. 1862-1863.|
|Adelphia Bank & Trust Company|
|Pennsylvania. Stock certificate.|
|View of an early combine.
|Cotton stacked for shipping by railcar.
(Located in oversize document box)
|Cotton stacked for shipping by railcar
Second view. (Located in oversize document box)
|Harvesting hay, with mules and wagon.
|Emblems and stickers for American Airlines (3), Braniff Airways (2), Eastern Airlines (3), Northwest Airlines (1), Pennsylvania Central Air (1), Trans World Airlines (1 sticker, 1 schematic for the Douglas DC-3B Sleeper-Day Transport), and United Airlines (4).|
|Rent-a-Plane Sky Taxi, Inc. Brochure.|
|1||Views of the Metlakahtla area in a photo album inscribed
to Mrs. Mary Hemenway with the compliments of Edward Isaiah Thomas
(Treasurer, William Duncan Fund, Boston, MA). Dec 1890.
||18 photographic prints|
|2||View of Mount Shasta from Edgewood.
|View of The Loop in the Siskiyou Mountains.
|Alexander, W. J. (See Petroleum Industry)|
|Alhambra Natural Mineral Water Co. (See California, Martinez)|
|American Airlines (See Air Carriers)|
|American Civil War|
|1||Illustrated cards depicting U. S. Army and Confederate uniforms of the period. 10 pieces.|
|2||Illustrated cards bearing reproductions of the portraits of U. S. Army and Confederate generals and a brief biography of each man. Includes Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, Samuel Cooper, John Charles Frémont, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Henry Wager Halleck, John Bell Hood, Thomas Jonthan Jackson, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Robert Edward Lee, James Longstreet, George Brinton McClellan, George Gordon Meade, Leonidas Polk, Winfield Scott, William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip Henry Sheridan, Edmund Kirby Smith, George Henry Thomas, and John Ellis Wool. 20 pieces.|
|3||Confederate currency and bank notes in denominations ranging from 25 cents to 20 dollars. 9 pieces.|
|American Express Company|
|Capital stock certificate. 1865. (Jenkins-Eberstadt acquisition)|
|American Oriental Co. (See California: Martinez)|
|Arizona: Grand Canyon|
|Views of the canyon, in color.
||5 photographic prints|
|General Land Office deed of Joseph M. Caldwell, 20 Dec 1915.|
|Arizona, State of|
|1||Mimeograph typed transcripts of radio broadcasts for Union Oil Company of Arizona's “Forward Arizona.” Programs presented by historian, Col. J. H. McClintock. 1930. Programs 3-4, 6, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23-24, 27-28, 30|
|2||2 Programs 31-32, 34-51, 53.|
|"The Promised Land. A Pageant." Cane Hill College campus, 1969.|
|Tourist brochures: Albert Pike memorial, Fort Smith; The Harvey House.|
|Methodist Episcopal Church, Boonsborough Circuit. Handwritten draft letter of acceptance of John E., Nancy, and Delia Sluder as members of the church. 17 Mar 1895, 1s.|
|Arkansas, Fort Smith|
|7 ALS, 5 Telegrams to the Fort Smith District Court Judge and Court Clerk from marshals, lawyers, private citizens, etc. 1874-1898. (John Gilchriese acquisition)|
|Associated Oil Co. (See California, Martinez)|
|Autori, Franco (music conductor)|
|Publicity photograph. 1P.|
|Bacchus, Theatre of (See Greece, Athens)|
|Baker and allied families|
|1 typed draft genealogy, 15p. Includes cover sheet with handwritten and signed note by John W. Shleppey.|
|2 George Baker to Mary C. Baker. Handwritten and signed letter, 20 May 1831, 2s.|
|Daniel Baker to Levi Claypool. Handwritten and signed letter, 4 Apr 1840, 2s; handwritten list of accounts for general merchandise and house wares purchased by Baker family members, 1p. (James Schaber bequest)|
|Banks, Joseph (Naturalist on Cook's expedition around the world)|
|Banks to unknown recipient. Handwritten and signed letter, 26 Jul 1788, 1s.|
|Barrow, Clyde and Parker, Bonnie|
|Sheriff C. Willis, Wharton County, Texas to all peace officers in the U. S. Mimeograph TLS, 30 Aug 1932, 2s. Warning and description of the alleged criminals and their vehicle. (Jenkins acquisition)|
|Box 2||Barry, J. Neilson|
|“Opening the Gateway for American Settlers.” Typed draft transcriptions of articles, letters, etc. in reference to the opening of the road across the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington; transcribed from the originals found in various soHollbrookurces in the Baker Public Library, Baker, Oregon, 1952. (Shleppey bequest).|
|Battenfield, John Leonard|
|American Civil War era correspondence between John Leonard Battenfield (a Union soldier from Appleton, Ohio), his parents, and soldier friends.|
|Shaffer, Perry to Battenfield. Handwritten and signed letter, 13 Apr 1862, 1s with envelope; includes a fragment of blue fabric.|
|Sprague, Edward to Battenfield. AL, 29 Apr 1862, 1s with envelope.|
|Simons, G. W. to Battenfield. Handwritten and signed letter, 7 Apr 1863, 1s with envelope.|
|“Errands and Patrol.” AN, 30 Jul 1863, 1s.|
|Battenfield’s father to Battenfield. AL, 3 Jul 1864, 1s.|
|Battenfield’s mother to Battenfield. Handwritten and signed letter, 4 Jul 1864, 1s with envelope; handwritten transcription of same, 1p.|
|Battenfield’s mother to Battenfield. Handwritten and signed letter, 21 Jul 1864, 1s with envelope.|
|Agou, William to Battenfield. Handwritten and signed letter, 9 Sept 1864, 1s with envelope.|
|Kinnell, S. W. to Battenfield. 2 ALS, c1860s. 1 with envelope.|
|Postmarked envelope and envelope fragment addressed to Battenfield.|
|Fragment of a flag.|
|Pencil sketch made by Beeler when Mrs. Edward Johnson and Beeler were high school classmates. (Gift of Mrs. Edward (Lois) Johnson).|
|6 Christmas cards designed by Beeler, some signed by Beeler and his wife Sharon, n.d.|
|“Western Heritage” appointment calendar for 1968 with reproductions of sketches by Beeler.|
|4 blank “Western Heritage” notepapers with reproduction of sketches of Native American Indians by Beeler.|
|Color reproduction of a sketch by Beeler appearing in the Tulsa World, 5 Feb 1961.|
|Invitation to an exhibit of Beeler’s works of art exhibited at the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, 3 Sept 1965; exhibit program.|
|Press cuttings about Beeler, n.d.|
|Blanchard, George F.|
|Blanchard to Mollie Hollbrook. Fremont, Nebraska Territory. 3 ALS with carbon copy typed transcriptions. 1866-1894.|
|Blanchard to his father. Handwritten and signed letter. 17 Jun 1867.|
|Blanchard to Ray, John. Handwritten and signed letter. 23 Feb 1876.|
|Barrek, Hannah to Blanchard. Handwritten and signed letter with typed transcription. inc.d.|
|Blanton, David R.|
|Pictured with 6 unidentified men at Old Fort Sumner, New
Mexico Territory. c1896.
|Blanton pictured with Jim [?], a clerk from Blanton’s
mercantile, one of the Maxwell boys, and two other unidentified men,
outside the storefront of Blanton’s mercantile. c1896.
|View of the Blanton sheep herd, Old Fort Sumner, New
Mexico Territory. Features George Carter and Jim [?]. c1896.
|Branciforte, Marques de|
|Branciforte to the Guardian Father of San Fernando Missions. Handwritten and signed letter. 7 Nov 1795. 2s.|
|Braniff Airways (See Air Carriers)|
|Branstetter, Winnie E. (Socialist Party organizer in New Mexico)|
|“Homesteading in New Mexico,” photocopy of a typed draft biographical account by Gerturde Branstetter Stone and Theresa Branstetter Taft, 13p.|
|Territorial Committeeman-elect to Branstetter. pcTLS. 20 Aug 1909.|
|(Theresa Branstetter Taft acquisition)|
|Fort Smith, Arkansas. Warranty Deed for sale of land to Constant B [?] and Henry Runtzel [?], Mar 1887.|
|1||Family photos removed from an album.
||41 photographic prints and postcards|
|2||Prints and postcards and the original album cover.||25 photographic prints and postcards|
|Bryan, William Jennings|
|Image of a political rally at Huntington, West Virginia, 22 Oct 1908. Stoeffel Photographer.||photographic print|
|Buehtel, Samuel S. [?]|
|Buehtel (Charles Mix Company, Castalia, Dakota Territory) to Stopher, J. Handwritten and signed letter, circa 5 Sept 1888. In reference to his being taken prisoner by six Indian police and held briefly at the Brule Agency.|
|“Bison: Bos Americanus, vilgo Buffalo.” Handwritten draft description of the American Bison, it’s behaviour and habitat, followed by a similar discussion on Elk (Cervus Canadensis); handwritten draft continues with a discussions on the Indian’s various methods of hunting Buffalo and dressing the skins. 8p.|
|Map of the Buffalo range throughout the areas of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma Indian Territory, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska, with color key indicating the main range of Buffalo from 1868 to 1870; the scattered bands and exterior limits of their range; their main range in 1872; and their main range in 1873. (Located in Map Case 2:Drawer 14)|
|View of the buffalo at Buffalo Park, Kalispell, Montana.
|Burnham, Anna (See Stewart, P. P.)|
|Butler, William O.|
|Color lithograph portrait of the democratic candidate for Vice-President of the United States. Published by N. Currier and entered according to Act in Congress, 1848.|
|Byrd, Richard Evelyn|
|Dockside view of the ship, The City of New York [?].
Signed by Byrd.
|Recruiting advertisement depicting businesses and historical sites, etc. located at Martinez, including Shell Oil Refinery, Mountain Copper Co., and Naturalist John Muir's home, etc. n.d.|
|California: Soda Springs|
|View of the train depot.
|Klondike camp featuring a man and his dog.
|Pictured in uniform.
|Exterior view of his Taos, New Mexico home.||Postcard|
|Grave marker.||photographic print|
|Carson III, Kit|
|Pictured at about age 20, wearing Tom Tobin’s clothes.
|Eldest son of Kit Carson.
|Pictured with his paining, “Navajo Romance.” 1927.
|Other works of art.
||6 photographic prints|
|Box 3||Christie [?], Ned|
|Typed draft story of the capture of Christie, author unknown, 1p.|
|Advertisement for the American Cider Mill manufactured by William Stahl Evaporator Co., Quincy, Illinois.|
|Scenes of circus animals, roadies and carnies (removed
from the John W. Shleppey Outdoor Advertising Collection)
Donor: Shleppy family bequest
|7 photographic prints|
|Clark, Nathan (Prominent citizen of Copenhagen, Minnesota)|
|1||Carbon copy typed transcription of an obituary appearing in the Carthage Republican, 28 Jul 1909, 2p; press cutting of another obituary, source unknown.|
|2||Clark family accounts of hay sales, bank deposits, etc., in a ledger book, 1894-1894 and 1902-1904.|
|Garden of the Gods. Views of the rock gardens.
||3 photographic prints|
|Royal Gorge, The. View of the railway.
|Silverton. View at sunset of the surrounding
|Scenes from around Colorado Springs, including Shrine of
||8 photographic prints|
|Souvenir stickers featuring 7 Falls, Colorado Springs.|
|Cooney, Private Francis J.|
|Studio portrait. Served as a private in Co. E 102
New York National Guard in the Civil War, August 1864-November 1864.
Also served in Co. G 3rd Battalion, 12 US Infantry from April 1866-April
1869. Died circa 1915. File includes photocopies of Cooney's
Part of a purchase from Ben Byrnes collection of WWI miscellaneous photographs
Photographer: Batcheller & Wallbaum, Nebraska City, Nebraska Territory
First published: Unknown
Copies for publication are only available with permission.
|Studio portrait. c1896.
|Scenes of civilian victims of the war with Spain. New
||6 photographic prints|
|Culver, J. C. and Millie [?]|
|Culver (St. Louis, Missouri) to Oscar. Handwritten and signed letter. 10 Sept 1862. In reference to an exaggerated account of purported Indian attack and mention of Rebels in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.|
|Pictured next to an oxen-drawn wagon.
|Image featuring deceased gang members Bill Powers, Bob
Dalton, Grat Dalton, and Dick Broadwell. O. Drum photograph, Longston,
|Davis to George W. Crawford. Handwritten and signed letter. 1 Mar 1850. Recommends Littleberry B. Clarkson for the position of Indian Agent for region, California, and New Mexico.|
|Notification of election day, Wednesday, Nov 6, 1861; Davis for President, Alexander H. Stephens for Vice-President, and a list of the electoral ticket for the state and local districts.|
|Dobie, J. Frank|
|Dobie to unknown recipient. Handwritten and signed note on a Christmas card, 1949.|
|Dobie to/from Shleppey, John W. Dec 1959.|
|Dodge City Peace Commission|
|Group portrait of Commission members, c1882. (Located in oversize document
|Pictured as a toddler in the company of an unidentified
man and woman.
|Falls Creek [?]|
|View of the falls. 12 Oct 1928. (Located in oversize document box)
|Fame Mutual Insurance Company Pennsylvania|
|Fisher (Wabash, Indiana) to attorney Josiah T. Miller. Handwritten and signed letter, 7 Oct 1857. In reference to a dispute concerning a contract for stone to construct four railroad bridges across the Wabash River and Erie Canal.|
|Fisk, James Liberty (Captain)|
|1||Captain of the Overland Expedition from St. Anthony Falls, Minnesota towards the mouth of the Big Horn River. Carbon copy typed transcription of an account of Fisk’s third trip, Jul-Oct 1864, 8p.|
|2||“Capt. James L. Fisk’s Fourth Expedition to Montana
Territory. Leaving Fort Abercrombie, Minnesota, Monday Morning, June
25th, 1866, (in three columns) it reached Fort Berthold, Dakota
Territory, July 19th, 1866; Fort Union, Dakota Territory, August 2nd,
1866.” Carbon copy typed draft account, 80p; handwritten list of contents, 1p. Stapled into
|Photographs taken during the expedition: 1) en route to Montana in 1866. A. J. Fisk in foreground; 2) camp of Fisk expedition, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Spring 1866; 3) crossing Red River of the North; 4) photo duplication of a newspaper illustration of Old Fort Union which had been clipped and saved in a scrapbook kept by Mrs. A. J. Fisk. All photos tipped in to the above booklet.||photographic prints|
|3||R. D. Strong. (Chicago, IL) to Kessler. TLS, 2 Aug 1919. In reference to the Fisk expedition|
|Kessler to Strong. ccTL. 1 Mar 1920. In reference to the same.|
|AMs notes pertaining to Fisk, 1p.|
|Floyd, Charles Arthur (a.k.a. Pretty Boy Floyd)|
|U. S. Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice wanted poster including photo and fingerprints. Jun 1933.|
|Flynn, Private John|
|“Reminiscences of Some Incidents in the Career of an United States Dragoon Between the Years 1839 and 1844.” AMs draft account by Flynn, a soldier with Company H of the U. S. Dragoons out of Fort Leavenworth, as led be Captain Nathan Boone (youngest son of Daniel Boone). 13p. (Purchased from Southeby Parke Bernet, c1977)|
|Box 4||Foreman, Grant|
|1||Carolyn Thomas Foreman to John W. Shleppey. Typed and signed letter, 1953; handwritten and signed letter, handwritten and signed postcard, 1959.|
|Two inscriptions on fly leaves, from Grant Foreman to Stanley A. Clark, excised from the books.|
|Press cuttings about Grant Foreman.|
|Grant Foreman pictured outdoors. John W. Shleppey photographer. Signed by Foreman and Shleppey. 2 Jun 1945.|
|Grant Foreman and Carolyn Foreman seated together outdoors. John W. Shleppey photographer. Signed by both Grant and Carolyn Foreman and by John W. Shleppey. 2 Jun 1945. 2 photos.|
|Snapshots of similar view.
||2 photographic prints, 1 photo-neg|
|2||Indians & Pioneers. Dust jacket fragment.|
|Indian Removal. Typed draft fragment, Chapters 8 through 14; carbon copy typed draft fragment, Chapters18 through 24; typed draft of first page of Chapter 25, including 2 carbon copy typed of same.|
|Postcard celebrating Paris's 200th birthday.|
|Studio portrait with APCS from Gault to Aunt Annie Gault,
17 Jun 1912, on verso.
|Gilbert, Charles C. (U. S. Army officer stationed at Fort Cobb, I.T.)|
|Gilbert to Sister [?]. 2 handwritten and signed letters, 1860.|
|Gilbert to How [?]. Handwritten and signed letter. 14 Dec 1860. Photocopies of various handwritten and signed and documents relating to his military service, 1863-1889.|
|Gillispie [?], Bud|
|Pictured riding a bucking bronco named Sandy. Rawlings,
Wyoming. Gillispie to Mrs. R. Barber on verso.
Handwritten and signed postcard, Jul 1906.
|Grand Rapids Civic & Commerce Association|
|Vacation brochure featuring Itasca County fishing region.|
|Grant, Ulysses S.|
|Grant pictured with his family.
|Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee; reprinted in the supplement of The New York Times (Sunday, April 4, 1915) to commemorate the golden anniversary of the American Civil War (April 9 1865-1915). (Located in oversize document box)|
|Gray Line Auto Co.|
|Brochure for automobile trips circa early 1900s.|
|Rhodes. Exterior view of the Palace of Knights.
|Hailey, Daniel M.|
|Studio portrait. Campbell Studio, 1910. (Located in oversize document
|Genealogical table. Handwritten note at bottom reads: “I began this in 1853, but not printed until 1892....Oct 30—Have made many additions—will print another quite soon.”|
|Hall, James Monro|
|Passenger list for the "Fὕrst Bismarck" departing 18 Oct 1894. Fraὕline Camila Preusser and Frau & Herr Dudley E. Waters. Marked with an "X".|
|Harrison Branch Company|
|Hart, William S.|
|Promotional portrait, signed.
|Arrowsmith Mfg. Co., Inc. to Pope, Ralph. TLS, 30 Oct 1916. In reference to arch supports and specialties for foot relief. 1s.|
|Snapshot of a display of seven works of art by Henderson. cJun 1937.
|Hough (Chicago, Illinois) to O. C. Guessaz. Typed and signed letter, 9 Mar 1994. In reference to difficulties with irrigation system, and other agricultural matters concerning a Texas ranch of which Guessaz is caretaker.|
|Hoyt, Ellen M.|
|Winnie [?] (Alna[?], Maine) to Hoyt. Handwritten and signed letter, including handwritten short story “Aunt Lizzi's Glory”. n.d.|
|Hoyt, Thomas C.|
|Eunice G. Varney (Frankfort, Maine) to Hoyt. Handwritten and signed letter. 21 Jun 1835.|
|Illiana Coal Company|
|Illinois. Stock certificate.|
|Indian Agents (See Davis, Garret)|
|Iowa, Des Moines. General Land Office|
|Certificate documenting the return of land held by Vardaman Marler, a Private in the South Carolina Militia under the command of Captain Johnson during the War of 1812. The land was originally granted to Marler through an Act of Congress granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who were engaged in U. S. military service. 5 Apr 1855.|
|“Good Lord, Look Here....” Advertisement for a dry goods merchant.|
|Jennings, Alphonso J.|
|Portrait of Jennings inscribed “To Major Gordon W. Lillie/with best wishes of your Friend/Al Jennings/Los Angeles/Sept. 22. 20. Hartsook Photographer.
|Featured with five unidentified men. Signed by Johnston. c1920. Miller Studio, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
|Crane & Co., Topeka advertisement. the Lord's Prayer in Wyandot language on verso.|
|Official general election ballot, Peabody Township Precinct. Marion County. 7 Nov 1893. (Located in Oversize)|
|Carter Caves brochure.|
|Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders' Association|
|Official program and scorecard. 6 Oct 1899.|
|Kinney Tobacco Company|
|New York, NY. Cigarette card.|
|Lamastus, Roberto Luis|
|Carbon copy typed draft translation of a marriage contract between Lamastus and Elida Saldana. 20 Nov 1933.|
|Landrian [?], H. T.|
|Studio portrait. C. M. Bell Photographer (Washington, D. C.)
|Carbon copy typescript transcript of Larimer’s wagon trip diary from her home in Athens, Ohio to California in the 1850s. 51p.|
|Le Tourneau, R. G.|
|Lee, Robert E.|
|Lee to Colonel S. Cooper (Adjutant General, U. S. Army). Handwritten and signed letter, 30 Oct 1860, 2s with typed transcription. In reference to financial matters pertaining to Army posts and forts in Texas.|
|Portrait of Lee and Ulysses S. Grant reprinted in the supplement of The New York Times (Sunday, April 4, 1915) to commemorate the golden anniversary of the American Civil War (April 9 1865-1915). (Located in oversize document case)|