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Finding Aid to the Charles T. Connell Manuscript and Clippings Collection MS.515
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Description
This collection of papers includes the Connell's 1910 manuscript The Apache Past and Present, a manuscript for Douglas Daily Dispatch article "Geronimo the bad, a rank quitter," a clipping of a 1932 article from Touring Topics entitled "To the Gallows Went Jose," and a clipping of another 1932 article from Touring Topics entitled "Lying Waters," about the Hassayampa river.
Background
Charles T. Connell was born in Mount Vernon, Iowa 1859 January 2. He attended Mount Pleasant Military Academy at Ossining, New York. In 1879, he arrived in Arizona and began work at San Carlos with John P. Clum. In 1880 he directed the first Indian census in Arizona. Later he worked as a government scout and Indian trader. In 1884, he served as a deputy United States Marshall for the southern district in the territory of Arizona. Subsequently Connell became superintendent of the Old Saginaw Gold Mine located nine miles southwest of Tucson. In 1896, he was elected Tucson recorder and served in that position until 1903. Connell was employed as a federal immigration inspector in 1903 with headquarters in Douglas, Arizona. Later he was placed in charge of Arizona with headquarters at Tucson and in 1910 Connell was transferred to Los Angeles where he served until 1931. After 1932 he was employed with Shell Oil Company.
Extent
0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level list is available from Library Staff.