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Finding Aid to James Addison Reavis and the Peralta Claim MS.635
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Description
This is a thesis entitled "James Addison Reavis and the Peralta Claim" by Newton A. Johnson. It was presented to the Department of History, University of Southern California in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Master of Arts in May 1942. The appendix to the thesis includes copies of legal documents from 1883-1895, photographs, and a map.
Background
James Addison Reavis (1843-1914) arrived in Arizona in 1882 and filed claim on more than twelve million acres of land in Arizona and New Mexico based on altered Spanish land grant documents; he gained fame as the "Baron of Arizona." He served a short term in a New Mexico prison, then returned to Arizona under the alias J.A. Ashley-Reavis.
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
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.
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