Edward Palmer papers relating to the American West
- Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Access
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
3 linear feet (8 boxes)
Topics included in collection materials: Western American Indian tribes such as the Apache, Arapaho, Comanche, Tonkawa, Sac and Fox, Mohave, and many others; Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas; gold fever; Mormans in Utah; and many other subjects relating to the American West. Photographs include the following topics: Arizona towns, forts, barracks, cliff ruins, Native Americans, geographic features, mounds, etc...; California towns, San Diego, missions, Santa Rosalea, San Jose Del Cabo, San Pedro Martir Island [Palmer spells it "Martier"], St. George (Utah), Salt Lake City (Utah), railroads in Utah, Colorado River, etc...
Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Item (1): Gratis gift; received: 1914 February 27.
Forms part of the collection of Western Americana manuscripts at Houghton Library, collected under the auspices of the Harvard Commission on Western History.
Collection was formerly cataloged as MS AmW 2-2.298. Numbers were changed during full cataloging of the collection in 2013.
- Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911. Edward Palmer papers relating to the American West, 1840-1914 (MS AmW 2): Guide.
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