Register of the Small Rocky Mountain States Collections, 1898-1953

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www1.uop.edu/library/deptholt.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Small Rocky Mountain States Collections, 1898-1953

Collection number: Mss2

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www1.uop.edu/library/deptholt.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Small Rocky Mountain States Collections,
Date (inclusive): 1898-1953
Collection number: Mss2
Creator:
Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Small Rocky Mountain States Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

Personal Names

Spurgeon, W.E.
Cassidy, Henry E.
Clarke, Harry G.
Couturier, J.J.
Couturier, Nicholas
Towlerton, Angelia Couturier

Corporate Names

Colorado Midland Railway Company
Bellevue Hudson Company
Colorado -Description and travel
Clear Creek County (Colo.) -History -Sources
Idaho -Description and travel
Montana -Description and travel
Montana -Fiction
Utah -Description and travel
Traveling sales personnel -West (U.S.) -Correspondence
Cowboys -Fiction
Authors, American -California
Mines and mineral resources -Colorado -Clear Creek County

Personal Names

Hoffman, Hans

Biography

Henry F. "Harry" Cassidy was an auctioneer and traveling salesman based in Stockton California during the first decade of the twentieth century. His sales "territory" seems to have been the Mountain states: Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Montana. While traveling in the region he wrote to family and friends about life in the region (1902-1913). [Ms2.C345]
Little is known about writer Harry G. Clarke save that he lived in Twain Hart (Calif.) and wrote a "cowboy novel" titled Buffalo Grass (1953). [Ms2.C599]
J. J. Couturier was a placer miner in the Montana District near Empire, Clear Creek County, Colo. (c1890-1910). He had a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Angelita Towlerton, to whom he tried to leave a claim, the Klondike Placer, in which he owned a half-interest. Correspondence in the Couturier Papers indicate that his ownership of this claim was disputed after his death by the Bellevue Hudson Company, which apparently took over the diggings and denied Couturier heirs access to the property. [Ms2.C871]

Container List

 

1: CASSIDY (HENRY E.) PAPERS, 1902-1913 [C345]

 

1.1: Family correspondence, 1902-1913 [7 items]

 

1.2: Colorado Midland Railway [2 adv. brochures]

 

MS 2 C 395 CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD. Time book for the month of April, 1869. Photostatic copy of original. Enclosed with correspondence & explanation from SP official confirming that Irish crew rather than Chinese set the 10-mile track-laying record April 28, 1869.

 

2: CLARKE (HARRY) "BUFFALO GRASS" [novel], 1953 [c599] gift of Ruth C. Clarke [cowboy novel set in Montana; typescript, 228 pp.]

 

3: COUTURIER FAMILY PAPERS, 1898-1913 [C871]

 

3.1: Correspondence, 1898; 1910-1913 [7 items]

 

3.2: Deed to ½ of Klondike Placer, Montana Mining District, 1910

 

3.3: Affidavit of labor and improvements on Klondike Placer, 1910

 

3.4: Deed to lot in Wolcott Placer Survey, Montana Mining District, 1910

 

MS 2 S 949: SULLIVAN, JOHN M Papers, 1930-36. Holograph. Jerome, Arizona hotel and apartment proprietor. Notes on legal action against a Jerome mining company for damages to buildings resulting from underground blasting. From R. R. Stuart collections.

 

MS 2 T 585: TOWNSEND, THEODORE. AUDIO INTERVIEW, 1979. Kim L. Ramsey interview of Theodore Townsend on family history, genealogy, and farm life in Arizona. Conducted in Yuma, October 20, 1979. Includes genealogy Term Paper by Kim L. Ramsey.