Johnson County War Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Johnson County War Papers
Dates: 1890-1977
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Creator: Carey, Jena
Extent: 697 items
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The collection consists of primary and secondary source material on the Johnson County War of 1892, focusing on and around the town of Buffalo. It includes manuscripts related to the Johnson County invasion, alleged cattle rustling, the death of George Wellman and case against Thomas Hathaway, the 1892 fire at Fort McKinney, and various financial and social issues facing Johnson County in the 1890s. The original material includes correspondence, legal papers, Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency reports, newspaper clippings, and some photographs. The secondary material consists of essays, articles, and ephemera relating to Wyoming history.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Johnson County War papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

The collection was a gift of James E. McCormick III on December 31, 2012.

Biography

The Johnson County War, also known as the Wyoming Range War, centered on Johnson, Natrona, and Converse Counties, Wyoming, in April and May 1892. The dispute was the result of tensions between the interests of big cattlemen and small ranchers, many of whom were accused of being cattle rustlers. Most of the counties’ largest cattle outfits, and most prominent and wealthiest individuals, belonged to the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA). Harsh weather conditions and lack of good grazing land led to intensified cattle competition in the late 1880s, and agents of the WSGA, including former Johnson County sheriff Frank M. Canton, attempted to prevent alleged cattle rustling by some small-scale ranchers, occasionally relying on violent means. The 1889 lynching of Ella Watson and Jim Averell, along with the killings of several other supposed rustlers in 1891, divided public opinion. Some small ranchers in Johnson County, including local settler Nate Champion, formed the Northern Wyoming Farmers and Stock Growers’ Association (NWFSGA) to attempt to compete with the WSGA. Members of the NWFSGA and other small ranchers were "blacklisted" by the WSGA, who ordered them to stop all cattle operations. The NWFSGA refused and instead planned a cattle roundup for spring 1892. Led by former U.S. Marshal Frank Wolcott, the WSGA formed a band of hired gunmen with the intention of threatening or eliminating members of the NWFSGA before their roundup. In addition to Canton and three other WSGA detectives, the group also included a number of prominent Wyoming citizens, including State Senator Bob Tisdale, water commissioner W.J. Clarke, politicians William C. Irvine and Hubert Teshemacher, surgeon Dr. Charles Penrose, and newspaper reporters from the Cheyenne Sun and Chicago Herald. The group assembled at Cheyenne and traveled by train to Casper before riding toward Douglas on horseback, cutting telegraph lines as they went to avoid detection. Although the party’s original destination appears to have been Buffalo, they were sidetracked by a trip to Nate Champion’s KC Ranch, where they arrived on April 8, 1892. The so-called invaders laid siege to Champion’s cabin and eventually killed both Champion and Nick Ray. Local rancher Jack Flagg, avoiding capture by the invaders, rode to Buffalo and alerted sheriff William “Red” Angus and the rest of the town to the events at the KC Ranch. A posse of 200 armed citizens rode for the KC Ranch on April 10, although the invaders had already left and begun riding toward Buffalo. The two groups met at the TA Ranch on Crazy Woman Creek, where the WSGA invaders were besieged by the sheriff’s posse. Three of the invaders were killed but one escaped and cabled the acting Governor of Wyoming, Amos W. Barber, who telegraphed President Harrison asking for assistance for the WSGA on April 12. Under Harrison’s orders, the 6th Cavalry from nearby Fort McKinney was sent to the TA Ranch, where the invaders surrendered on April 13. Most of the WSGA group was taken prisoner to Fort D.A. Russell in Cheyenne, although many Buffalo citizens mistakenly thought they were being held at Fort McKinney. Although Johnson County prosecutors gathered evidence and intended to file a number of indictments against those involved in the invasion, most of the invaders were released on bail and many disappeared to Texas. After a series of legal entanglements, all of the charges against the WSGA members were eventually dropped. Tensions remained high, and the 6th Cavalry was replaced by the 9th Cavalry, one member of which was killed in a shootout with local citizens. Citizens of Wyoming remained divided on the issue, some siding with the large cattlemen who they saw as defending their rights against thefts by rustlers, while others sided with the small ranchers, who they believed to be falsely persecuted and attacked by overzealous vigilantes.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of primary and secondary source material on the Johnson County War of 1892, focusing on and around the town of Buffalo. It includes manuscripts related to the Johnson County invasion, alleged cattle rustling, the death of George Wellman and the case against Thomas Hathaway, the 1892 fire at Fort McKinney, and various financial and social issues facing Johnson County in the 1890s. The original material includes correspondence, legal papers, Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency reports, newspaper clippings, and some photographs. The secondary material consists of essays, articles, and ephemera relating to Wyoming history.
Box 1: Charles H. Burritt Correspondence
Box 1 contains the correspondence of Charles H. Burritt, including 47 letters to Fred G.S. Hesse dated January 1892 to February 1893; 6 letters to attorneys John Lacey and Willis Van Devanter dated June 1892; 11 letters to Van Devanter dated July 1892; 2 letters to W.R. Stoll (1892); and a 79-page typescript of letters to various correspondents including C.N. Potter, H.R. Mann, M.C. Brown, J.W. Blake, S.M. Allen, and Henry B. Blair (1892). The letters focus on the Johnson County invasion and subsequent trial; the fire and alleged theft of weapons by rustlers at Fort McKinney; the death of George Wellman and the investigation of Thomas Hathaway; the financial situation in Buffalo; the elections of 1892; and various criminal trials, including those for cattle theft. Some of the letters are facsimiles (see the container list for more information).
Some notable items include:
  • A letter to Hesse mentioning the illness of Frank M. Canton’s wife and the death of his daughter (1892, Jan.26).
  • Photocopies of letters to Hesse describing the boycott of Burritt’s businesses and his fear of assassination (1892, May).
  • A letter describing the upcoming trial of Frank Canton and other Johnson County defendants, including an “attempt made to avoid the provisions of the constitution of the State of Wyoming” in illegally calling in debts and a certificate of indebtedness for $12,000.00 that was to be transferred to Robert Foote “as security for expenses incurred in the case” as soon as “it shall be decided what Co. the case of the State against Canton and the others is to be tried in” (1892, July 18)
  • A letter describing the trial of Robert C. Dalton and Moise Ganyon, who were accused of killing a T.A. Ranch steer. Burritt writes that “I never wanted to go into the trial of a case so badly in my life,” but as an election was approached he was advised to “stay in the background and instruct the officers…as to what they should do…In the circle of parties where the knowledge as to the real author of the case will do the most good, the facts are sufficiently known.” He writes that the “plan worked better than I anticipated” because of the “bungling” of the prosecution and the defense, and that “it made [Sheriff William “Red”] Angus so mad to see the poor work that [Johnson County attorney Alvin] Bennett was doing” that he vowed to work against him in the next election. “I have had hard work to keep Angus in line,” concludes Burritt, “and I believe that the money I have expended in this case has been well spent” (1892, Nov.2).
  • A letter to Hesse in which Burritt laments his circumstances, wondering “what I shall do to be saved.” He writes that he can no longer live in Buffalo “unless there is a change,” and that the “blasted jury are now going in the opposite extreme – are convicting everyone whether there is evidence or not.” The recent elections had caused Burritt to be appointed as a criminal defense attorney, which he said he would not do except in the case of “a soldier for shooting a nigger Barney” and Ira E. Walker for killing the desperado Hank Lovett (1892, Nov.17).
  • A letter to Hesse in which Burritt records that he has almost “gone broke,” and that “it is enough to break a man’s heart to see the places of so many good men filled by the ‘scum of the Earth’ and pure ‘dead-beats’ after the election. “We must have a ‘snich’ when we go down after a man for stealing cattle,” Burritt writes, “a case where the jury are obliged to convict even against their will” (1892, Dec.22).
  • - A letter to Hesse in which he describes discussions with John Nolan, who wished to bring charges against the “stock men” for the “destruction” of the T.A. Ranch during the Johnson County invasion. Burritt refused to take the case and hoped that with Hesse “some steps might be taken to prevent the bringing of this suit.” He warned Hesse to “head Nolan off” as soon as possible since some in Johnson County were willing to support the suit “for the purpose of keeping alive the recent troubles in this vicinity” (1893, Feb.25).
  • - A letter to John Lacey and Willis Van Devanter noting that a mass meeting did not materialize and that any resolutions supposedly coming from Johnson County citizens were “Bogus” (1892, June 24).
  • A letter to Lacey and Van Devanter noting that indictments had been brought against Dr. Charles Penrose for first degree murder and against Frederick W. Coats for burglary with intent to commit a felony, although “there are no informations against any of the stockmen for arson” (1892, June 27).
  • A letter to W.R. Stoll reporting that Burritt had been receiving death threats (1892, Sep.14).
  • A series of letters to Willis Van Devanter describing the fire and alleged weapon theft at Fort McKinney, beginning with Burritt sending Lieutenant Gray to Fort Russell to report the fire at Fort McKinney (1892, July 22). Burritt writes of getting a confession from Private Andrew Keiser, a blacksmith in Troop H, 6th Cavalry, “which implicates a large number of soldiers and also a large number of citizens” in the alleged theft of weapons from the Fort (1892, July 23). After visiting Fort McKinney, Burritt writes “it looks now as if we had unearthed the most diabolical plot that was ever conceived by mortals,” and that he hoped to convict Robert Foote and Henry Smith for supposedly engineering a plot to “blow up a building at Fort McKinney,” and “in that way make away with all the stockmen at once.” Burritt claims Smith paid Keiser $500 to blow up the Fort’s bath house with dynamite (1892, July 24). Further investigations into the incident yielded “disclosures" that “bring out some irregularities also in the Q.M. Department and place the A.A.G.M. in a rather critical light and incidentally involves some of our best friends. There is nothing so far actually criminal but they are very unpleasant irregularities and I am mich afraid that these things are helping to shield Robert Foote so that we can not make a case against the old scamp” (1892, July 26).
  • A 79 page typescript of letters to W.R. Stoll and others include frequent references to Burritt’s desire to “start an undercurrent of opposition to cattle thieves and so far as possible…divert public opinion from the recent invasion” (1892, May 8).
Box 2: General Correspondence
Box 2 contains general correspondence related to the Johnson County invasion, the death of George Wellman, the financial situation in Buffalo, and various political and social events. There are also several threatening notes allegedly sent by cattle rustlers, as well as 20th century correspondence regarding Wyoming history. Correspondents include Frank Canton, Joseph M. Carey, Fred G.S. Hesse, Frank A. Kemp, G.W. Munkres, and O.P. Witt.
Some notable items include:
  • 8 letters from Senator Joseph M. Carey to Louis Kirk dated 1892, and which include questions on the origins of the Johnson County invasion (“Nobody understands the purpose and object of the Cattlemen…Why did they go to Buffalo or start there?....What were they trying to do?...How could the people of Johnson County feel otherwise than they did?...Everybody got crazy. Such conditions always suit men like Angus and Kimball. They prefer anarchy to law and order”); the potential implementation of martial law (“I had made it as plain as I possibly could in my previous letters. The government of the United States has nothing to do with martial law in the State…”); and his annoyance that his suggestions were not being carried out in Wyoming and that he was being blamed for the lack of action (“I understand…that I receive lots of abuse from [the cattlemen] confined at Ft. Russell, as if it were in my power to do anything except upon an actual statement of facts”).
  • A letter from W.H. Haynes to Fred G.S. Hesse in which in write of Buffalo: “I tell you…that this country is in a hell of a fix. A man is not safe to spit” (May 20, 1892).
  • 7 letters from Fred W. Hesse (son of Fred G.S. Hesse) to Jena Carey (widow of Joseph M. Carey) dated 1965-1967, in which Hesse criticizes the books on Johnson County written by Marie Sandoz and Helen Huntington Smith, which he describes as “disgusting to me because I put in so much time trying to get a little sense into her ignorant idea of what this country was like” (June 1, 1966).
  • 7 letters from Frank A. Kemp to Fred G.S. Hesse dated 1892. Kemp laments the lack of action in Buffalo (“I don’t see how the hell we can do anything, as…the opinion is so strong against violent measures…I don’t see the…use in declaring martial law, or calling out the troops, without they are willing to do what the late expedition failed in doing…exterminate the rusters” (May 24, 1892) and the handling of the cattle situation (“we have been fooled by a lot of politicians…I have been furious at the way in which this cattle trouble has been handled. The childishness and duplicity displayed by our great men makes me so mad that I hate to speak, think, or write about it…” (June 30, 1892).
  • Notes from alleged cattle rustlers, including those to William Irvine (“We will give you 30 days to leave this country and if you don’t we will get you”) and the “hired girl at Whitcomb’s place” (“You are warned and will not be notified again…warn them at your peril!”).
  • A letter from Frank M. Canton from his father-in-law W.H. Wilkerson, in which he writes of “the indignities the people that have taken no part in this affair have been subjected to [for being related to the invaders]. Women have been insulted [and] men have been slapped in the face…” (Apr.17, 1892).
  • A letter from an unknown correspondent to Frank Canton informing him of the death of George Wellman and the story of Tom Hathaway (May 10, 1892).
Box 3: Legal Statements and Documents
Box 3 consists of witness statements, legal documents, and other papers related to events in Johnson County in 1892. Notable items include statements made by Henry E. Johnson and Andrew Keiser at Fort McKinney regarding their participation in the alleged dynamite plot (1892); various statements made by invasion participants Ben Jones and William Walker, including affidavits taken after their arrival in Rhode Island (1892); statements in the death of George Wellman made by Mary Linville, William Linville, Austin B. Read, Ed Morse, and W.P. Ricketts, as well as maps and testimony by Thomas Hathaway; and various witness lists for the prosecution in the dynamite plot, Wellman murder trial, and cases vs. Robert Foote, John Hill, and Frank Smith.
Box 4: Pinkerton Reports
Box 4 contains reports from Pinkerton National Detective Agency field agents sent to W.R. Stoll between June and November of 1892. All of the reports are signed by William A. Pinkerton.
The reports include:
  • 38 reports from agent M.E. Cox, who posed as a physician in Buffalo while gathering information on the cattle invasion. Cox noted that “my bearing served as a guarantee of friendship to rustlers,” while his position as a physician made him privy to a variety of personal information on the private lives of Buffalo’s citizens. He reports on public opinion (including a great deal of information gleaned from local prostitutes), summarizes newspaper reports, reports on a recent railroad survey, and writes of the uneasiness in Buffalo caused by the presence of U.S. Marshals. Cox also reports from Portland, Custer, and Sheridan, Wyoming.
  • 5 reports from agent J.C. Frazer, who gathered information on various individuals and proceedings regarding Johnson County in Denver, Las Vegas, and Clayton, New Mexico.
  • 51 reports from agent T.H. Hale, a deputy U.S. Marshal working in Buffalo and Suggs, Wyoming. Hale reports on getting acquainted with alleged rustlers at roundups, staking out John A. Tisdale’s ranch for “armed men,” and tracking outlaws Frank Smith, Charles Taylor, and Ed Starr (who were suspects in the murder of Marshal George Wellman), including a near shootout with Long and Starr and the capture of their accomplice Jack Long, who escaped from jail a few days later (July 23, 1892). Hale writes that despite such setbacks the Marshals would “devise some means of getting at the men we want,” and to “try and not get murdered” in the process.
Box 5: Notes, Essays, and Miscellaneous Manuscripts
Box 5 contains miscellaneous notes and essays on Fred G.S. Hesse, John A. Tisdale, the Fetterman Massacre, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Hole-in-the-Wall, and general Wyoming history; a bound copy of Asa Mercer’s “The Banditti of the Plains” (1894); a resolution in the Wyoming Derrick Extra (May 3, 1892) by the people of Natrona County condemning the invasion of Johnson County and calling Governor Amos W. Barber’s apparent knowledge of the act “treasonous;” a photograph of Fred W. Hesse at a rodeo in Buffalo (1913) and a reproduction of a photograph of the T.A. Ranch; and various research notes, ephemera, and photographs of “Uncle Jim” and Johnson County in a binder belonging to Jena Carey, among other items.
Box 6: Publications and Printed Ephemera
Box 6 contains copies of various Western history and news magazines (c.1960s-1970s), 14 copies of The Westerners Brand Book (1948-1952), pamphlets by Herbert O. Brayer and Charles B. Penrose, and various other pamphlets related to Wyoming travel and history.
Box 7: Newspapers and Newspaper Clippings
Box 7 contains newspapers and newspaper clippings on Johnson County history, and primarily date from the 1940s-1960s. Included is a 1960s series of articles on 1890s Buffalo from the Buffalo Bulletin.
Box 8: Photocopies of Articles
Box 8 contains photocopies of essays and articles on Johnson County and Wyoming history by Herbert O. Brayer, J. Elmer Brock, Frank Canton, Arthur Chapman, Jack Flagg, and others. Subjects include the death of George Wellman, the Johnson County war, and cattleman Moreton Frewen.
Box 9: Tape Recordings
Box 9 contains cassette and reel to reel tapes recordings of interviews with Garvin Taylor, Fred Hesse, Bill Brock, Kay Hibdon, and J.L. Night. These items may be inaccessible. Please contact the appropriate curator.
Oversize
The collection includes one oversize roll containing photostats of the Cheyenne Weekly Sun from 1892.

Arrangement

The collection consists of nine boxes and one set of rolled photostats.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author, and then chronologically. Other manuscripts are arranged alphabetically or chronologically as appropriate.
A detailed container list is available through the Manuscripts Department.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Canton, Frank, 1849-1927.
Carey, Joseph M. (Joseph Maull), 1845-1924.
Hesse, Fred George S., 1853-1929.
Mercer, Asa S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917.
Van Devanter, Willis, 1859-1941.

Corporate Names

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency--History

Subjects

Cattle stealing.
Johnson County War, 1892.
Manners and customs--Wyoming.
Law enforcement--Wyoming.
Outlaws--Wyoming.
Prostitution--Wyoming--History--19th century.

Geograhic Areas

Buffalo (Wyo.)--History--19th century.
Fort McKinney (Wyo.)--History--19th century.
Johnson County (Wyo.)--History--19th century.
West (U.S.)--History--1890-1945.
Wyoming--History.

Genre

Articles--West (U.S.)--20th century.
Ephemera--Wyoming--20th century.
Letters (correspondence)--Wyoming--19th century.
Letters (correspondence)--Wyoming--20th century.
Newspapers--Wyoming--19th century.
Newspapers--Wyoming--20th century.
Official reports--Wyoming--19th century..


Collection Contents

 

Correspondence

Box  1

Correspondence of Charles H. Burritt.

Box 1, Folder 1

Burritt, Charles H. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, Jan.-July.

Physical Description: 19 items [many of the letters are facsimiles].
Box 1, Folder 2

Burritt, Charles H. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, Oct. - 1893, Feb.

Physical Description: 28 items [many of the letters are facsmiles].
Box 1, Folder 3

Burritt, Charles H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, Dec.18.

Physical Description: 1 item [photographic image].
Box 1, Folder 4

Burritt, Charles H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1893, Jan.23.

Physical Description: 1 item [photographic image].
Box 1, Folder 5

Burritt, Charles H. Letters to John Lacey and Willis Van Devanter. 1892, June 22-27.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 1, Folder 6

Burritt, Charles H. Letters to W.R. Stoll. 1892.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

Burritt, Charles H. Letters to Willis Van Devanter. 1892, July 7-28.

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 1, Folder 8

Burritt, Charles H. Typescript of letters to W.R. Stoll, C.N. Potter, H.R. Mann, M.C. Brown, J.W. Blake, S.M. Allen, Henry B. Blair, Willis Van Devanter, and Henry G. Hay. 1892.

Physical Description: 1 item (79 pages).
Box 1, Folder 9

Burritt, Charles H. Facsimiles of typescript letters to W.R. Stoll, C.N. Potter, H.R. Mann, M.C. Brown, J.W. Blake, S.M. Allen, Henry B. Blair, Willis Van Devanter, and Henry G. Hay. 1892.

Physical Description: 1 item (79 pages).
Box 1, Folder 10

Burritt, Charles H. Photocopy ypescript of letters to W.R. Stoll, C.N. Potter, H.R. Mann, M.C. Brown, J.W. Blake, S.M. Allen, Henry B. Blair, and Willis Van Devanter. 1892.

Physical Description: 1 item (44 pages, incomplete photocopy).
Box  2

Correspondence, C-W and unknown author

Box 2, Folder 1

Canton, Frank M. Letter to W.R. Stoll. Fort D.A. Russell, Wyo. 1892, May 25.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2, Folder 2

Carey, Joseph M. (Joseph Maull), 1845-1924. Letters to Louis Kirk. Washington, D.C. 1892.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 2, Folder 3

Chambers, J.W. Letter to William Irvine. Ross, Wyo. 1892, May 18.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 4

Clarkson, William. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. Ten Sleep, Wyo. 1892-1893.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 2, Folder 5

Costin, Robert W. LEtter to Mrs. Joseph Carey. Laramie, Wyo. 1963, Mar.29.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 6

David, Edward T. Letters to Joseph M. Carey. Glenrock, Wyo. 1892.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 2, Folder 7

David, Edward T. Letters to Louis Kirk. Glenrock, Wyo. 1892.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 2, Folder 8

Eberstadt, Lindley. Letter to Ernest A. Logan. New York, N.Y. 1942, June 24.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 9

Esmay, Howard F. Letter to Mrs. Robert D. Carey. Gillette, Wyo. 1971, Apr.10.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 10

Glen, Frank. Letter to Mrs. Hugo Donzelman. Kansas City, Mo. 1938, June 13.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 11

Gressley, Gene M. Letter to Mrs. Joseph M. Carey. 1963, Aug.13.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 12

Gross, Chris. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Sheridan, Wyo. 1893, Feb.16.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 13

Hayes, W.H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1892, May 20.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 14

Hesse, Fred George S., 1853-1929. Telegraph to Isabella Sutherland Hesse. Fort McKinney, Wyo. 1892, Apr.13.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2, Folder 15

Hesse, Fred W. Letters to Jena Carey. Buffalo Wyo. 1965-1967.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 2, Folder 16

Holland, W.H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1893, Mar.17.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 17

H?, T.P. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1892, June 18.

Physical Description: 1 item [facsimile].
Box 2, Folder 18

Kemp, Frank A. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. Omaha, Neb. 1892.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 2, Folder 19

Kemp, Frank A. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, May 11.

Physical Description: 1 item [photographic image].
Box 2, Folder 20

Lemmon, G.E. Letter to H.P. Higgins. 1933, Jan.7.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 21

Lovell, H.C. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Billings, Mont. 1892, May 15.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 22

Lucas, F.E. Letter to Mrs. Hugo Donzelman. Buffalo, Wyo. 1931, June 26.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 23

May, Ernest R. Letter to Fred W. Hesse. Cheyenne, Wyo. 1962, Jan.10.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 24

Miller, E.E. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1892.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 2, Folder 25

Munkres, G.W. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1891-1893.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 2, Folder 26

Ramsey, J.M. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, Mar.28.

Physical Description: 1 item [photographic image].
Box 2, Folder 27

Robinson, H.H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Kimball, Neb. 1892, July 14.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 28

Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. Christmas card to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Carey. 1966, Dec.21.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 29

"Rustler." Note to "Hired Girl at Whitcomb's." Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 30

"Rustler." Note to Ben Morrison. Cheyenne, Wyo. 1891, Dec.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 31

"Rustlers." Letter to William Irvine. Ross, Wyo. 1891, Dec. 4.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 32

Moved to Folder 42.

Box 2, Folder 33

Spring, Agnes Wright [State Historian of Colorado]. Letter to Fred W. Hesse. Denver, Colo. 1961, Sep.12.

Physical Description: 1 item [facsimile].
Box 2, Folder 34

[Sweem], Glenn. Letter to Fred W. Hesse. Cheyenne, Wyo. 1965, Mar.20.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 35

[Thom, W.J.]. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1892, Nov.22.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 36

Thorp, Russell. Letters to Fred W. Hesse. Cheyenne, Wyo. 1962.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 2, Folder 37

[Tuay?], Edward B. Letter to C.W. Round. Suggs, Wyo. 1892, Aug.17.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 38

Wilkerson, W.H. Letter to Frank M. Canton. [1892], Apr.17.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 39

Wilkerson, W.H. Telegraph to Frank M. Canton. 1892, Apr.26.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 40

Williston, H.S. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Billings, Mont. 1892, Dec.8.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 41

Witt, O.P. Letter to Robert B. Connor. Chicago, Ill. 1892, June 13.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 42

Wortley, R. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. New York, N.Y. 1892, Apr.30.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 43

Letter to Frank M. Canton. 1892, May 10.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 44

Letter to Fred W. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1969, Feb.27.

Physical Description: 1 item [incomplete facsimile].
Box 2, Folder 45

Letter to F.H. Labeateaux. Hot Springs, S.D. 1892, May 13.

Physical Description: 1 item [incomplete].
Box 2, Folder 46

Letter to [W.R. Stoll]?. Fort McKinney, Wyo. [1892], Sep. 3.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 47

Threatening notes attributed to alleged cattle rustlers. Undated.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 2, Folder 48

Envelopes.

Physical Description: 3 items.
 

Statements and Legal Papers

Box  3

Statements and legal papers

Box 3, Folder 1

[Burritt, Charles H.]. "Johnson County Matter - Burritt's Conclusions": notes. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 2

Canton, Frank M. Statement made as Livestock Detective, Wyoming Stock Growers Association. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item [facsimile].
Box 3, Folder 3

Carter, Charles. Statement in "Johnson County Matter - Cattlemn." Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 4

Goddard, D.E. et al. Coronor's Inquisition findings on the death of Dud Champion. 1893, May 24.

Physical Description: 1 item [facsimile].
Box 3, Folder 5

Hathaway, Thomas J. Deposition on death of George Wellman. 1892, June 29.

Physical Description: 1 item [facsimile].
Box 3, Folder 6

Hathaway, Thomas J. Map and notes regarding death of George Wellman. Undated.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 3, Folder 7

Johnson, Henry E. Statement. 1892, Sep.9.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 8

Jones, Ben and William Walker. Affidavit. [1892].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 9

Jones, Ben and William Walker. Affidavit of Ben Jones and William Walker, State of Rhode Island. 1892, May 17.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 3, Folder 10

Jones, Ben and William Walker. Bills of sale for Ben Jones and William Walker. 1880, Oct.21.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 3, Folder 11

Jones, Ben and William Walker. Statement of Ben Jones and William Walker in "Johnson County Matter - Cattlemen." [1892].

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 3, Folder 12

Keiser, Andrew. Statement regarding activities at Fort McKinney. 1892, July 22.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 13

Linville, Mary. Statement in "Johnson County Matter, Cattlemen." Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 14

Linville, William. Personal statement made at Law Offices of Lacy and Van Devanter, Cheyenne, Wyo. 1892, May 19.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 15

Linvill[e], et al. Testimony of Mr. and Mrs. Linvill[e], Thomas J. Hathaway, and Austin B. Reed, in Preliminary Hearing of U.S. vs. Frank Smith. 1892, July 30.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 16

Morse, Ed. Statement of Ed Morse on George Wellman. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 17

Reed, Austin B. Examination of Austin B. Reed in George Wellman matter. Undated

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 18

Ricketts, W.P. Examination of W.P. Ricketts. Undated.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 3, Folder 19

Witt, O.P. Statement of O.P. Witt, Cook County, Ill. 1892, June 6.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 20

Note on A.C. Dunning's capture. 1892, Apr.3.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 21

Statement on [Al] Allison. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 22

Statements on cattle [sent to W.R. Stoll].

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 3, Folder 23

Incomplete statement on cattle rustlers, death of George Wellman, Frank Canton, etc. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item [facsimile].
Box 3, Folder 24

Incomplete statement on Johnson County. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 25

Information for perjury in State of Wyoming vs. Andrew Keiser. 1892, Aug.3.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 26

"Group of Johnson County Witnesses at the trial at Laramie, T.A. Ranch, April 13, 1892."

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 27

List of witnesses for the prosecution in the Dynamite Plot. 1892, Apr.16.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 28

List of witnesses in case vs. Robert Foote. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 29

List of witnesses for the prosecution re: Fort McKinney fire. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 30

List of witnesses in case vs. John Hill. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 31

List of witnesses in case against Frank Smith et al. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 32

List of witnesses for the prosecution in Wellman case. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 33

List of witnesses. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 3, Folder 34

[List of witnesses in Johnson County invasion?] - labeled "Important Names." Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Pinkerton Reports

Box  4

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Reports, 1892.

Box 4, Folder 1

Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, June.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 4, Folder 2

Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, July.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 4, Folder 3

Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Aug.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 4, Folder 4

Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Sep.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 4, Folder 5

Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Oct.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 4, Folder 6

Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Nov.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 4, Folder 7

Frazer, J.C. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, July.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 4, Folder 8

Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, June.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 4, Folder 9

Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, July.

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 4, Folder 10

Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Aug.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 4, Folder 11

Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Sep.

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 4, Folder 12

Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Oct.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 4, Folder 13

Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll [photocopies of original reports in Folders 1-6]. 1892, June-Nov.

Physical Description: 32 items.
Box 4, Folder 14

Frazer, J.C. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll [photocopies of original reports in Folder 7]. 1892, July.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 4, Folder 15

Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll [photocoies of original reports in Folders 8-12]. 1892, June-Oct.

Physical Description: 26 items.
 

Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Box  5

Notes, Essays, and Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Box 5, Folder 1

Bancroft, Ashley. Notes on Fred G.S. Hesse. Undated.

Physical Description: 5 copies [facsimiles].
Box 5, Folder 2

Brock, J. Elmer, 1882-1954. "Memories and Facts Regarding John A. Tisdale": typescript. 1935, May 29.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 3

Burnett, Ed. Poem on "Black Bill." Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item [facsimile].
Box 5, Folder 4

Carey, Jena. Miscellaneous notes, receipts, and ephemera.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 5, Folder 5

Mercer, Asa S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917. "The Banditti of the Plains": facsimile of typescript. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 6

Mercer, Asa S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917. "The Banditti of the Plains": bound version. 1894.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 7

Mercer, Asa S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917. Invoice to Fred G.S. Hesse: photographic copy. 1892, Aug.23.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 8

Peters, T.W. To the Directors and Shareholders of the Powder River Cattle Company, Limited. 1886, Mar.3.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 9

Richardson, Ernest M. Biographical notes on Fred G.S. Hesse. 1959.

Physical Description: 2 items [facsimiles].
Box 5, Folder 10

Richardson, Ernest M. "The Crowning Infamy of the Ages": [story on Fred G.S. Hesse and Johnson County]. 1960.

Physical Description: 2 items [facsimiles].
Box 5, Folder 11

"The Fetterman Massacre - Dec. 21, 1866": typescript. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 12

"From the Musket to the Minuteman: History of Francis E. Warren Air Force Base": typescript. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 13

Citizens' resolutions in "Wyoming Derrick", Extra [re:Johnson County invasion]. 1892, May 3.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 14

Portion of "Back, some other Autumn" and notes on Wyoming. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item [photocopy].
Box 5, Folder 15

Portino of memoir on Hole-in-the-Wall and Johnson County.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 16

Wyoming Travel Commission Fact Sheet.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 17

Miscellaneous research notes.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 5, Folder 18

Photocopies of "Moreton Frewen, Cattleman" in The Brand Book and map of the Pony Express route, with printing receipt. 1965.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 5, Folder 19

Photograph of Fred W. Hesse at the Buffalo, Wyo., Rodeo. 1913.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 20

Photograph of the T.A. Ranch [reproduction].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 21

Directory, 37th Legislature of the State of Wyoming: pamphlet. 1963.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 22

"Reproduction of the First Brank Book Printed, Wyoming Stock Growers Association, 1882 (souvenir of the 90th Annual Convention, Cody, Wyoming, June 7-8, 1962...)": pamphlet. 1962.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 23

Photographs of "Uncle Jim" and Johnson County.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 5, Folder 24

Photographic reproduction of topographical map of Johnson County, Wyoming.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 5, Folder 25

Miscellaneous research notes.

Physical Description: 61 pages.
Box 5, Folder 26

Misceallaneous reearch notes.

Physical Description: 30 items.
Box 5, Folder 27

Printed items and epehemra.

Physical Description: 19 items.
 

Publications and Printed Ephemera

Box  6

Publications and Printed Epehemra

Box 6, Folder 1

Copies of "The Brand Book" (offical organ of "The Westerners"). 1948-1952.

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 6, Folder 2

Copy of "Guns Magazine." 1955, Apr.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 3

Copy of "Historical News," Wyoming State Historical Society. 1968, Nov.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 4

Copy of "Hoofs and Horns." 1970, July.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 5

Copies of "Montana: The Magazine of Western History." 1961, Summer and Autumn.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 6, Folder 6

Review of books, reprinted from the "Pacific Historical Review." 1958.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 7

Copy of "Playgrounds of the Rockies." 1965, June-July.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 8

Copy of "True West." 1962, Feb.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 9

Copies of Wyoming History News. 1973-1977.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 6, Folder 10

Brayer, Herbert O. "Range Murder: How the Red Sash Gang Dry-Gulched Deputy U.S. Marshal George Wellman": pamphlet. 1955.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 6, Folder 11

Penrose, Charles B. "The Rustler Business": booklet. 1959.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 12

"The Cattle Barons Rebellion Against Law and Order: First Eyewitness Accounts of the Johnson County War in Wyoming, 1892": booklet. 1955.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 13

"Fort Laramie National Historic Site": pamphlet.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 14

"Historic Fort Motel, Fort Bridger, Wyoming": pamphlet.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 15

"The Johnson County Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum": pamphlet. c.1957.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 16

"Wyoming [history and state information]": pamphlet.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 17

"Wyoming Wrangler": pamphlet.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 6, Folder 18

Printed magazine map of Johnson County, Wyoming.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Newspapers

Box  7

Newspapers and Newspaper Clippings

Boxr 7, Folder 1

Clover, Sam T. “True History of a Wyoming Stream” in the Buffalo Bulletin: [photocopy]. 1893, Aug.23.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 2

Jennings, Max. “Wyoming Place Names Provide History Lesson” in the Rocky Mountain News. 1967, Feb.19.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 3

Langan, Jack. “The ‘Hole in the Wall’ and How It Grew: Part II.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 4

Thom, John. “Lawless Element of Gun Fighters Practically Ran Buffalo in Year of 1892”.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 5

Wallace, Edward S. “Cheers for a Forgotten Hero – 75 Years Late: Despite His Success, General Mackenzie Died Unsung” in Empire Magazine.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 6

“Buffalo’s Pioneers Honored by Naming of City Streets After Them” in the Buffalo Bulletin: [photocopy].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 7

“Buffalo Provided Part of Setting for Wister Novel ‘The Virginian’” in the Buffalo Bulletin: [photocopy]. 1960, Aug.18.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 8

“Bulletin Answers Charges Made by ‘Invaders’ in Omaha Newspaper” in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1962, June 28.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 9

“Charles Burritt Series Begins in Bulletin Today” and related clipping. 1961.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 7, Folder 10

“Burritt Papers Shed Different Light on Events in Johnson County in 1892” in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Jan.26.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 11

“Burritt Papers Shed Different Light on Events in Johnson County in 1892” in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Jan.26.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 12

“Burritt Papers Shed Different Light on Events in Johnson County in 1892” in the Buffalo Bulletin. [1961], Feb.6.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 13

“Burritt Papers Shed Different Light on Events in Johnson County in 1892” in the Buffalo Bulletin. [1961].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 14

“Colorful Saga of ‘Mercers Belles’ Recalled by Washington U Centennial” in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Dec.7.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 15

"Dry Gulching of U.S. Marshal George Wellman detailed in Bulletin story": in the Buffao Bulletin. 1960, Nov.3.

Physical Description: 1 item..
Box 7, Folder 16

"Famous Johnson County Cattle War is Seventy Years Old This Spring": [photocopy]. 1962.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 7, Folder 17

"The Johnson County War" in Your World newspaper. 1961, Nov.12.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 18

"Late Jesse Winingar Rated One of Best Truly Western Artists" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Aug.18.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 19

"Letter Recalls Famous 'Johnson County War' in Wyoming in 1892": [photocopy].

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 7, Folder 20

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Oct.27.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 21

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Nov.17.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 22

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec.1.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Boxr 7, Folder 23

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec. 15.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 24

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec.22.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Boxr 7, Folder 25

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec.22.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 26

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec.29.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Boxr 7, Folder 27

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Jan.12.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 28

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Jan.19.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 29

"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 30

"Origin of Local Names and Placed Developed in Fascinating Ways" in the Buffalo Bulletin: [photocopy]. 1960, Aug.18.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Boxr 7, Folder 31

"Recalls Open Warfare of the Range Here Many Years Ago" in the K? Gazette: [photocopy]. 1927, Apr.14.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 32

"Rise and Fall of Early Day Cattle Baron, Moreton Frewen" in the Buffalo Bulletin. [1951] .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Boxr 7, Folder 33

"Tale of Cattle Wars Are Told" in the Gazzett Newspaper: [photocopy]. 1947.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 34

Copy of the Buffalo Bulletin. 1965, July 22.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Boxr 7, Folder 35

Copy of the Buffalo Bulletin ("Our 20th Anniversary of Johnson County Edition"): [photocopy]. 1965, Aug.12

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 36

Copy of the Cheyenne Daily Sun Illustrated Edition. 1890, July 24.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 37

Reprint of the Northwestern Live Stock Journal, Oct. 14, 1892.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 38

Newspaper clippings from The People's Voice: [photocopy]. 1892, June 4.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Boxr 7, Folder 39

Copy of Sun Day newspaper. 1972, Mar.5.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 7, Folder 40

Copy of Sun Leader Daily. 1897, June 27.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Boxr 7, Folder 41

Copy of Wyoming Agricultural Review (1965, Apr.) and assosted newspaper clippings.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 7, Folder 42

Photograph of early Buffalo residents with bicyclists (in newspaper).

Physical Description: 1 item.
Boxr 7, Folder 43

Newspaper clippings on Butch Cassidy.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Boxr 7, Folder 44

Newspaper clippings intended to accompany Charles Burritt letters: [photocopies].

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box 7, Folder 45

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings collected by Mrs. Donzelman.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Boxr 7, Folder 46

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and notes.

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

Articles

Box  8

Photocopies of Articles

Box 8, Folder 1

Brayer, Herbert O. Introduction to book on Johnson County War: [photocopy].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 2

Brayer, Herbert O. “The Murder Gun of Powder River” in Guns Magazine: [photocopy].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 3

Brayer, Herbert O. “’Murder Will Out’: The Truth Behind the Murder of Marshal Wellman – A Johnson County Epilogue”: [facsimile]. 1955.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 8, Folder 4

Brayer, Herbert O. “New Light on the Johnson County War” in The Westerners Brand Book: [facsimile]. 1953, Feb.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 5

Brock, J. Elmer, 1882-1954. “The Murder of George Wellman” in The Denver Westerners’ Brand Book: [facsimile]. 1953, Mar.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 6

Canton, Frank M. “The Wyoming Cattle War” in The Cattleman: [photocopy]. 1919, Mar.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 7

Chapman, Arthur. “The Last War for the Cattle Range”: [photocopy].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 8

Flagg, Jack. “A Review of the Cattle Business in Johnson County, Wyo., Since 1892 and the Causes that [Led] to the Recent Invasion”: [photocopy].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 9

Moore, Lee. Statement showing he is “old time cow man” [in letter to Gene Mullin]: [photocopy of typescript]. 1915, Apr.10.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 10

“Butte County Bank Robbery”: [photocopy].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 11

“A little Rosewood casket, or a package of old letters” and other poems: [photocopy].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 12

Encyclopedia entries for Malcolm Campbell, Bill and Harry Cannon, W.C. and Carolyn Irvine, Charles and Ruth Irwin, Lee and Amanda Moore, Edward and Mary David, Leroy Moore family, Omar and Zadah Moore, James and Beatrice Moran, Mike Shonsey, Edmund and Margaret Werner, Herman and Grace Werner, William and Mary Werner, Forrest and Fay West, Abner and Myrtle Weston, O.P Witt, John and Rubie Wohlford, and Frank and Adelaide Wolcott: [photocopy].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 13

Portion of article on Moreton Frewen in The Brand Book: [photocopy].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 8, Folder 14

Photograph spread in Frank Leslie’s Weekly entitled “The Cattle War in Wyoming – Some of the Prominent Cattle Owners Who Participated in the Recent Expedition”: [photocopy]. 1892, June 2.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 8, Folder 15

Reprint from the Pacific Historical Review containing book review of Mari Sandoz’s “The Cattlemen…”: [photocopy]. 1958, Nov.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Tape Recordings

Box  9

Tape Recordings (may be inaccessible - please contact appropriate curator)

Box 9, Folder 1

Cassette tape labeled “Garvin Taylor for Gena [sic] Carey – 11/92.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 9, Folder 2

Reel-to-reel tape with sheet reading “Interview with Fred Hesse, 7/21.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 9, Folder 3

Reel-to-reel tape labeled “#1 [interview with] Garvin Taylor, 7/19/65. Johnson Co. War.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 9, Folder 4

Reel-to-reel tape with sheet reading “Side 1 Track 1 #1 0-96= Latt Interview, 100-418 Fred Hesse and Billy Brock 10:30 Monday…Kay Hibdon 420-710, 711 Fred Hesse and J.L. Night.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 9, Folder 5

Reel-to-reel tape labeled “Blank.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Oversize

Oversize  Roll

Rolled photostats of the Cheyenne Weekly Sun. [c.1892]

Physical Description: 8 items.