Inventory of the Eugene Lafayette Cunningham Papers, 1915-1958

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Inventory of the Eugene Lafayette Cunningham Papers, 1915-1958

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
Processed by:
The Huntington Library staff
© 2000 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugene Lafayette Cunningham Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1958
Creator: Cunningham, Eugene Lafayette
Extent: Approximately 6,000 pieces
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased from Mrs. Eugene Cunningham, June, 1959.

Access

Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugene Lafayette Cunningham Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Biography

Eugene L. Cunningham (1896-1957), author of Western fiction and other works, grew up in Texas, served in the Navy during both World Wars, and began writing in 1915. He was a correspondent for various newspapers and magazines and made a trip on horseback and on foot over Central America. After 1932 he wrote mainly Southwestern history and fiction, such as Triggernometry, Riders of the Night, etc.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence with friends and other writers of Western lore, such as Eugene Manlove Rhodes and his wife and to General Thomas Cruse, who was with the Army in Arizona during the Indian campaigns and wrote Apache Days and After; 12 manuscripts of the works of Cunningham and others; photographs of Western figures (many reproduced from the collection of Noah H. Rose of San Antonio, Texas).

Persons represented by three or more pieces

  • Eugene Manlove Rhodes, 21 letters
  • May Louise (Davison) Purple Rhodes, 104 letters
  • Thomas Cruse, 12 letters

Container List

 

I. MANUSCRIPTS

 

Bound volumes of typescripts of books by Cunningham

Volume Vol. 1.

Bravo Trail (published under pseudonym Leigh Carder)

Volume Vol. 2.

Buckaroo

Volume Vol. 3.

Deep Soundings (published under pseudonym Alan Corby)

Volume Vol. 4.

Outlaw Justice (published under pseudonym Leigh Carder)

Volume Vol. 5.

Pistol Passport (bound with Bravo Trail)

Volume Vol. 6.

Quick Triggers

Volume Vol. 7.

Ranger Way

Volume Vol. 8.

Red Range

Volume Vol. 9.

Riders of the Night

Volume Vol. 10

Trail of the Macaw

Volume Vol. 11

Triggernometry

Physical Description: (2 vols.)
Volume Vol. 12

Whistling Lead

 

Unbound manuscripts

Box 1

Buscadero Trail

Physical Description: (and variant copy)
 

Buscadero's Own Book (by H. Ziplinski?)

 

Viva Buscadero

 

Nuestro Pueblo (re-write of Joseph Seewerker's Sketches)

 

II. CORRESPONDENCE

Box 2

A - Bur

Box 3

Bus - Cru

Box 4

Cunningham, Cleve - Cunningham Eugene; Cunningham, Eugene Lafayette to A - Cur

Box 5

Cunningham, Eugene Lafayette to Da - Holl

Box 6

Cunningham, Eugene Lafayette to Holm - McV

Box 7

Cunningham, Eugene Lafayette to Men - Saun

Box 8

Cunningham, Eugene Lafayette to Sco - Z

Box 9

Cunningham, Istalena - First

Box 10

Fitch - Hicks

Box 11

Hill - Kjel

Box 12

Klin - Mont

Box 13

Mor - Pow

Box 14

Press - Sey

Box 15

Shar - Wall

Box 16

Walt - Z

 

III. PERSONAL PAPERS

Box 17

Diaries for 1915-1917, 1917, 1936

 

Biographical data

 

Business papers

 

Navy data

 

Draft of Lorn Moray story in form of letter

 

Miscellaneous lists, etc.

 

Miscellaneous pieces about Thomas Cruse and his book

Box 18

Miscellaneous notes

 

Printed material

 

Reviews, etc.

 

IV. SCRAPBOOKS

Box 19

Scrapbooks

Box 20

Scrapbooks (continued)

 

V. PHOTOGRAPHS

Box 21

Western personalities

 

Authors, actors, family (other photos are in Biographical Data in Box 17)

 

Nicaragua and Guatemala