Finding Aid to the C. D. Walcott Letter MS.738
Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2012 November 16
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: C. D. Walcott Letter
Identifier/Call Number: MS.738
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract: This is a typed copy of a letter from H. L. C., Supervising Engineer of the Roosevelt Dam construction in Arizona, to C. D. Wolcott, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D. C. The author of the letter says he is enclosing letters from and to topographer Samuel O. Potter, concerning the Salt River Reservoir as ground for exploration, and offering his possible assistance. The letter was originally written on June 8, 1908, but no date exists on the copy.
creator: Hill, Louis C. ǂq (Louis Clarence), 1865-1938
creator: Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956
creator: Walcott, Charles Doolittle, 1850-1927
Louis C. Hill (1865-1938) was the Supervising Engineer for the Roosevelt Dam project.
Samuel O. L. Potter traveled as topographer for the engineering department of the army. He traveled across that part of Arizona now named the Salt River Reservoir, and with some of the soldiers there, discovered graves and ruins of ancient cliff dwellings.
This is a typed copy of a letter from H. L. C., Supervising Engineer of the Roosevelt Dam construction in Arizona, to C. D. Wolcott, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D. C. In the letter, the author says he is enclosing letters from and to Samuel O. Potter, concerning the Salt River Reservoir as ground for exploration, and offering his possible assistance. The letter was originally written on June 8, 1908, but no date exists on the copy. This collection includes a completed Works Progress Administration Individual Manuscript Form. Corrections to the manuscript were made by Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge, 1939 May.
Walcott Letter, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.738.
Donated to the Library as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, before 1931.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Potter, Samuel O.L.
Arizona -- Description and travel
Salt River (Ariz. : River)
Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.)
Water use -- Arizona