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Finding Aid to the Joseph Fish Manuscript and Letters MS.616
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Description
Joseph Fish (1840-1926) lived in northern Arizona at Snowflake and was an official of the Mormon Church. He was among the early settlers of Iron County, Utah, Snowflake Arizona, and the Mormon Colonies in Mexico. The collection contains manuscript material created by Fish and correspondence from 1897 to 1905. Fish's manuscript covers topics such as the Indian wars; the Capital questions; colonization and land grants; Indian raids; military posts; the founding of Phoenix; the Camp Grant massacre; General George H. Crook campaigns; Mormon colonization on the Little Colorado River; and the development of early industries, agricultural, mining, and railroads. The collection also includes correspondence from Marion Clark, W.W. Damron and Chas Trumbull Hayden.
Background
Joseph Fish (1840-1926) lived in northern Arizona at Snowflake and was an official of the Mormon Church. He was among the early settlers of Iron County, Utah, Snowflake Arizona, and the Mormon Colonies in Mexico. He was mostly self-educated. He was a storekeeper, newspaper editor, school teacher, attorney, justice of the peace, sawyer, surveyor, territorial legislator, and historian. His writings have long been valuable resources for later historians and genealogists in researching life in the early days of white settlement of the American West. Fish's manuscript was never published due to financial constraints.
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (8 folders)
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 inventory is available from library staff.