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Finding Aid to the William Lawton Wright Manuscript and Papers MS.215
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Box 1, Folder 1

Packet of note cards, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

"Working copy" completed manuscript "The Butterfield Station at Warner's Ranch," 1960

Box 1, Folder 3

"Suggested Tax Valuation of Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores" by Charles J. Husband, 1931

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence stuck in Westways articles, 1961, undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Extra copies of data, undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Early road data excerpts, undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Miscellaneous notes, especially regarding distances, 1957, undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Testimonials on research and conclusions, 1959-1960

Box 1, Folder 9

Early research correspondence, 1958-1960

Box 1, Folder 10

Research correspondence, 1960-1961

Box 1, Folder 11

Newspaper account of research done, 1960

Box 1, Folder 12

Material for Westerner's Brand Book Version (Folder A), 1960-1961

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence regarding Brand Book Version (Folder B), 1960-1961

Box 1, Folder 14

McKinstry material and other notes, 1958

Box 1, Folder 15

More early delving, 1959

Box 1, Folder 16

Continued controversy, 1935, 1960

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence with Bertram B. Moore, 1958-1961

Box 1, Folder 18

Some mileages taken in 1958, 1958

Box 1, Folder 19

"Press Argus" Volume 100, Van Buren, Arkansas, 1958 September 19

Box 1, Folder 20

Requests for copies of the monograph, undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Mailing label lists, undated

Box 1, Folder 22

Letters of response to booklet's mailing, 1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 23

Accounts and receipts-also Photostat of 1861 tax book and the first draft monograph, 1958-1961

Box 1, Folder 24

The investigation, step by step, 1958

Box 1, Folder 25

Working copy of the monograph, undated

Box 1, Folder 26

Regarding the mailing and distribution, 1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 27

Correspondence regarding replacing the "landmark" historical marker (Folder A), 1960

Box 1, Folder 28

Correspondence regarding controversy regarding historical landmark (Folder B), 1960

Box 1, Folder 29

Call slips UC Library, undated

Box 2, Folder 30

Land preemption clause Butterfield contract copy and Christmas card, undated

Box 2, Folder 31

Details as to preparation of the "landmark," 1960

Box 2, Folder 32

Correspondence regarding Forster-Helm grave, 1962

Box 2, Folder 33

Donation of manuscript material to Southwest Museum, 1960-1962

Box 2, Folder 34

San Diego-Los Angeles stage road log, 1936

Box 2, Folder 35

Pamphlets regarding the district by Rensch & Conckling, 1957-1958

Box 2, Folder 36

Correspondence in appreciation of the monographs, 1957-1962

Box 2, Folder 37

Correspondence with George Ruhlen, 1958-1959

Box 2, Folder 38

Correspondence with Bertram Moore, 1958-1959

Box 2, Folder 39

Miscellaneous Correspondence and E Clampus Vitus material, San Diego Historical Society, 1958-1959

Box 2, Folder 40

Correspondence largely with Jerry MacMullen, 1958-1959

Box 2, Folder 41

Comments on the evidence, 1960

Box 2, Folder 42

Editing comments and correspondence, 1958-1959

Box 2, Folder 43

Early articles and correspondence on the Butterfield Trail 1943-on, 1938-1959

Box 2, Folder 44

Correspondence with "Parky," 1958-1961

Box 2, Folder 45

Miscellaneous clippings, 1960

Box 2, Folder 46

Notes copied from diaries and documents, 1958-1961

Box 2, Folder 47

Notes copied from early newspapers, 1958

Box 2, Folder 48

Notes copied from San Diego Country records, undated

Scope and contents

Materials studied are dated 1855-1875.
Box 2, Folder 49

Notes copied from San Diego tax records for 1855-1863, undated

Scope and contents

Materials studied are dated 1855-1863.
Box 2, Folder 50

Information regarding Jonathan Rains, 1959

Box 2, Folder 51

Miscellaneous early notes, 1958

Box 2, Folder 52

Correspondence regarding the monograph, 1960

Box 2, Folder 53

Correspondence regarding news coverage of release of monograph, 1960

Box 2, Folder 54

Responses to publication, 1960

Box 2, Folder 55

Correspondence after completion of manuscript, 1960

Box 2, Folder 56

San Diego County tax assessment on Overland Mail Co., undated

Scope and contents

Materials studied are dated 1859-1861.
Box 2, Folder 57

Work sheet details of the study, 1958

Box 2, Folder 58

Clippings, et cetera, regarding OM centennial, 1958

Box 2, Folder 59

Copies of notes and some correspondence, 1958

Box 2, Folder 60

Notes on the Mexican section of the Butterfield trail, 1947

Box 2, Folder 61

Notes on the trail made in 1947-1948, 1947-1948

Box 2, Folder 62

Miscellaneous photos and statistics, 1937, undated

Box 2, Folder 63

The Brand Book - the finished product, 1961

Physical Description: 2.0 copies
Box 2, Folder 64

Correspondence regarding side issues, 1961

Box 2, Folder 65

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1961

Box 2, Folder 66

Clippings and articles, some by William Wright, Bulk, 1934-1935 Bulk, 1934-1935 1934-1935, 1948

Box 2, Folder 67

Tracing of Warner's ranch house, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 carbon copies
Box 2, Folder 68

Correspondence regarding the Westerners, 1959-1962

Box 2, Folder 69

1500 word version of Butterfield Station paper, undated

Box 2, Folder 70

Correspondence regarding San Diego Historical Society (Folder A), 1961

Box 2, Folder 71

Correspondence regarding San Diego Historical Society (Folder B), 1961

Box 2, Folder 72

Westerners Directory Galley proofs, 1961

Box 2, Folder 73

Glossary of Mexican and other Localisms of the Southwest from "Coronado's Children" by J. Frank Dobie, undated

Box 2, Folder 74

Rebuttals: William Lawton Wright to B.B. Moore, 1961

Box 3, Folder 75

Emory's Reconnaissance and Desert Water-Holes, undated

General note

Dr. Munk also had a facsimile/carbon copy (new missing) June 1986

Scope and contents

Emory's Military Reconnaissance (1848), incomplete; and Brown's "Routes to Desert Watering Places," (1920). These are photostatic copies bound in non-professional hard cover.
Box 3, Folder 76

Diaries of the Great Southern Overland, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 binder folio

Scope and contents

Notes from various memoirs published from 1865-1931.
Box 3, Folder 77

History of the San Diego River, volume 1, 1933

Physical Description: 2.0 binder folios

Scope and contents

History recorded is from 1773 through September 10, 1924.
Box 3, Folder 78

History of the San Diego River, volume 2, 1933

Scope and contents

History recorded is from September 10, 1924 through February 1933.
Box 4

Wright's "Exhibit" presented in the debate, undated

General Physical Description note: Oversize folio

Scope and contents

Includes Wright's personal copy of his manuscript and eight posterboards with items pasted on for exhibit. The label on the portfolio reads: Presented to SOUTHWEST MUSEUM 12/21/61 by William L. Wright, with the proviso that he shall be permitted to borrow this material on request, for display to any Board or Committee which has jurisdiction over the placement of a truthful Plaque at Warner's Ranch.