Papers of C.H. Mayo

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Papers of C.H. Mayo
Dates: 1879-1883
Collection Call Number: mssHM 61658-61711
Creator: Mayo, C. H. (Clarence Hastings)
Extent: 101 items 2 boxes
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 primarily of letters, most of which were written by C. H. (Clarence Hastings) Mayo to his family back home in Warwick, Massachusetts.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], C.H. Mayo papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Dawson's Book Shop, September 21, 1959.

Biography

C.H. (Clarence Hastings) Mayo traveled West in late 1879 to work on a cattle ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico, in the employ of United States Congressman and family friend William Windom (1827-1891). Mayo worked on Windom's Kiowa Ranch from January-April 1880 before heading north to Wyoming and Fargo, North Dakota, in search of other business opportunities. In August of the same year, Mayo moved to Colorado, where he worked and lived in Saguache, Bonanza, and Gunnison through 1882. Although Mayo was interested in purchasing land and having a ranch in Colorado, he worked as a carpenter and was also paid to provide musical entertainment with his cornet.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of letters, most of which were written by C. H. (Clarence Hastings) Mayo to his family back home in Warwick, Massachusetts. Mayo describes the nature of his employment (or the lack thereof), the various towns in which he lives, cattle ranching, agriculture, and his impressions of the landscapes of New Mexico, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Colorado. He occasionally discusses national politics (in particular the election and assassination of President James A. Garfield) and frequently refers to his business activities with or on behalf of William Windom. There are also occasional references to Native Americans, Nelson Appleton Miles, Sitting Bull, and William T. Sherman in a few of the letters. Mayo writes home frequently, and his letters are most often addressed to his father (Edward F. Mayo), mother, sister (Kittie Mayo), and brother (Ned). There are also two letters in the collection from William Windom and one from an Uncle Richards.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order, with an undated receipt and a pair of carte-de-visite photographs stored at the end of Box 2.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Mayo, C. H. (Clarence Hastings)

Corporate Names

United States. President--Elections, 1880

Subjects

Sitting Bull, 1831-1890
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1839-1925
Windom, William, 1827-1891
Agriculture--Colorado
Cattle
Cornet players--West (U.S.)--Correspondence
Indians of North America--Colorado
Indians of North America--New Mexico
Mines and mineral resources--Colorado
Railroads--Colorado
Ranch life--New Mexico
Ranches--Colorado
Bonanza (Colo.)
Colorado--Description and travel
Colorado--Economic conditions
Denver (Colo.)--Description and travel
Fargo (N.D.)--Description and travel
Gunnison (Colo.)
New Mexico--Description and travel
North Dakota--Description and travel
Saguache (Colo.)--Description and travel
Saguache (Colo.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Mayo, Edward F.
Mayo, Edward F., Mrs.
Mayo, Kittie
Mayo, Ned
Windom, William, 1827-1891

Genre

Letters (correspondence)--West (U.S.)--19th century


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Correspondence 1879-1880

 

HM 61658 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1879, December 17

Location: Washington, D.C.
 

HM 61659 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1879, December 22

Location: Washington, D. C.
 

HM 61660 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1879, December 25

Location: Kansas City, Mo.
 

HM 61661 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, January 1

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61662 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, January 8-9

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61663 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, January 15

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61664 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1880, January 21

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61665 Richards to C.H. (Clarence Hastings?) Mayo 1880, January 22

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61666 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, January 26

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61667 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, February 2

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61668 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1880, February 3

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61669 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, February 11

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61670 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, February 15

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61671 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, February 18

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61672 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, February 21

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61673 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1880, March 4

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61674 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1880, March 12

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61675 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, April 3

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61676 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, April 4-5

Location:
 

HM 61677 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1880, April 13

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61678 Richards to C.H. (Clarence Hastings)? Mayo 1880, April 17

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61679 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, April 18

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61680 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, April 26-27

Location: Kiowa Ranch, Colfax County, N.M.
 

HM 61681 Windom, William, 1827-1891 to Edward F. Mayo 1880, April 28

Location: Washington, D. C.
 

HM 61682 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, May 2

Location: Cheyenne, Wyo.
 

HM 61683 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, May 5

Location: Rock Creek, Wyo.
 

HM 61684 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, May 8

Location: Crazy Woman Creek, Wyo.
 

HM 61685 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, May 18

Location: Rock Creek, Wyo.
 

HM 61686 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, May 23

Location: Rock Creek, Wyo.
 

HM 61687 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo [1880], May 29

Location: St. Paul, Minn.
 

HM 61688 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, June 2

Location: Fargo, N. D.
 

HM 61689 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, June 3

Location: Fargo, N. D.
 

HM 61690 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1880, June 10

Location: Fargo, N. D.
 

HM 61691 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, July 2

Location: Mayville, N. D.
 

HM 61692 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, July 6

Location: Fargo, N. D.
 

HM 61693 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, July 7

Location: Fargo, N. D.
 

HM 61694 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1880, July 8-9

Location: Fargo, N. D.
 

HM 61695 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, July 13-14

Location: Fargo, N. D.
 

HM 61696 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1880 July 23

Location: Fargo, N. D.
 

HM 61697 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to ----- 1880, pre-Aug

Location: Fargo, N. D.
 

HM 61698 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, August 15

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61699 Windom, William, 1827-1891 to Edward F. Mayo 1880, August 21

Location: Canon City, Colo.
 

HM 61700 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, September 9

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61701 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, September 12

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61702 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, September 13

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61703 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, September 26

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61704 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, October 3

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61705 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1880, October 17

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61706 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, October 24

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61707 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1880, November 14

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61708 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1880, November 21

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61709 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1880, December 5

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61710 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1880, December 19

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61711 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1880, December 26

Location: Saguache, Colo.
Box 2

Correspondence and Ephemera 1881-1883

 

HM 61712 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, January 2-9

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61713 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1881, January 23

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61714 Windom, William, 1827-1891 to Edward F. Mayo 1881, January 29

Location: Washington, D. C.
 

HM 61715 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to C.E. Mayo 1881, March 20

Location: Bonanza, Colo. Note Oversize folder
 

HM 61716 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, March 24

Location: Bonanza, Colo.
 

HM 61717 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, March 27-29

Location: Bonanza, Colo.
 

HM 61718 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1881, April 2

Location: Bonanza, Colo.
 

HM 61719 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1881, April 5

Location: Bonanza, Colo.
 

HM 61720 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1881, April 12

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61721 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1881, April 24

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61722 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, May 1-8

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61723 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1881, May 22

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61724 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1881, June 12

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61725 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1881, July 2

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61726 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1881, July 24

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61727 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1881, August 7

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61728 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1881, August 14

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61729 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, August 21

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61730 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1881, September 10

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61731 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, October 16

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61732 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, October 30

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61733 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1881, November 6

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61734 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, November 27

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61735 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, December 4

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61736 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1881, December 25

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61737 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1882, January 29

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61738 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1882, February 5

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61739 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1882, February 13

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61740 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1882, February 16

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61741 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1882, March 19

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61742 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1882, April 8

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61743 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1882, April 9

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61744 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1882, April 16

Location: Lake City, Colo
 

HM 61745 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1882, May 3

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61746 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1882, May 17

Location: Saguache, Colo.
 

HM 61747 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Ned Mayo 1882, July 23

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61748 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1882, July 30

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61749 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1882, August 13

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61750 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1882, October 1

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61751 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1882, October 22

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61752 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Kittie Mayo 1882, October 29

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61753 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Edward F. Mayo 1882, November 12

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

HM 61754 Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings) to Mrs. Edward F. Mayo 1882, December 12

Location: Gunnison, Colo.
 

Mayo, C.H. (Clarence Hastings). Receipt to C.E. Mayo [no date]

 

Two cartes-de-visite of C.H. (Clarence Hastings) Mayo pre-1879-1883

Location: Glen's Falls, N.Y. and Gunnison, Colo.