Finding Aid to the E. J. Trippel Interview With Thomas Gates MS.528

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
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rroom@theautry.org
2012 September 28


Title: E. J. Trippel Interview With Thomas Gates
Identifier/Call Number: MS.528
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Date: Before 1896
Abstract: This is a typed copy of a manuscript entitled "Notes of an Interview With Hon. Thomas Gates by E.J. Trippel." The document is undated but the content within refers to a prison riot known as the Gates Riot which occurred on October 27, 1887 at the Yuma Territorial Prison in Arizona. The manuscript itself is undated.
creator: Gates, Thomas, 1833-1896
creator: Trippel, E. J.

Scope and Contents

This is a typed copy of a manuscript entitled "Notes of an Interview With Hon. Thomas Gates by E.J. Trippel." The document is undated but the content within refers to a prison riot known as the Gates Riot which occurred on October 27, 1887 at the Yuma Territorial Prison in Arizona. The manuscript itself is undated.

Acquisition

Purchase from Joseph Amasa Munk as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 May 10.

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 September 28, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Preferred citation

E. J. Trippel Interview With Thomas Gates, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.528.

Use

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Access

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Biographical

Thomas Gates was born in Canada on 1833, 8 Jan., to Hiram Gates and Sarah Maria Sayles. He later married Maria Emilie Prudhomme. He passed away on 1896, 13 March, in Yuma Territorial, Yuma, Yuma, Arizona Territory.
"1896, March 19. A Yuma dispatch to the Star announces that Thomas Gates, superintendent of the Territorial prison, committed suicide March 13 by shooting himself through the head. Despondence occasioned by continued ill health is supposed to be the cause. Gates was a pioneer of Arizona, coming to Tucson from Los Angeles in 1874. He had served in the Territorial legislature and before in the position of superintendent of the prison. He was 61 years of age. He leaves no family. His body will be taken to Los Angles for interment. Mr. Gates management of prison affairs was the most succssful in the history of that institution." -- Arizona Silver Belt.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arizona -- History
Arizona Territorial Prison -- History
Mormons -- Arizona
Prison wardens -- Arizona
Prisons -- Arizona -- History
Typescripts