Johnson County War Collection
Box 1 contains the correspondence of Charles H. Burritt, including 47 letters to Fred G.S. Hesse dated January 1892 to February 1893; 6 letters to attorneys John Lacey and Willis Van Devanter dated June 1892; 11 letters to Van Devanter dated July 1892; 2 letters to W.R. Stoll (1892); and a 79-page typescript of letters to various correspondents including C.N. Potter, H.R. Mann, M.C. Brown, J.W. Blake, S.M. Allen, and Henry B. Blair (1892). The letters focus on the Johnson County invasion and subsequent trial; the fire and alleged theft of weapons by rustlers at Fort McKinney; the death of George Wellman and the investigation of Thomas Hathaway; the financial situation in Buffalo; the elections of 1892; and various criminal trials, including those for cattle theft. Some of the letters are facsimiles (see the container list for more information).
- A letter to Hesse mentioning the illness of Frank M. Canton’s wife and the death of his daughter (1892, Jan.26).
- Photocopies of letters to Hesse describing the boycott of Burritt’s businesses and his fear of assassination (1892, May).
- A letter describing the upcoming trial of Frank Canton and other Johnson County defendants, including an “attempt made to avoid the provisions of the constitution of the State of Wyoming” in illegally calling in debts and a certificate of indebtedness for $12,000.00 that was to be transferred to Robert Foote “as security for expenses incurred in the case” as soon as “it shall be decided what Co. the case of the State against Canton and the others is to be tried in” (1892, July 18)
- A letter describing the trial of Robert C. Dalton and Moise Ganyon, who were accused of killing a T.A. Ranch steer. Burritt writes that “I never wanted to go into the trial of a case so badly in my life,” but as an election was approached he was advised to “stay in the background and instruct the officers…as to what they should do…In the circle of parties where the knowledge as to the real author of the case will do the most good, the facts are sufficiently known.” He writes that the “plan worked better than I anticipated” because of the “bungling” of the prosecution and the defense, and that “it made [Sheriff William “Red”] Angus so mad to see the poor work that [Johnson County attorney Alvin] Bennett was doing” that he vowed to work against him in the next election. “I have had hard work to keep Angus in line,” concludes Burritt, “and I believe that the money I have expended in this case has been well spent” (1892, Nov.2).
- A letter to Hesse in which Burritt laments his circumstances, wondering “what I shall do to be saved.” He writes that he can no longer live in Buffalo “unless there is a change,” and that the “blasted jury are now going in the opposite extreme – are convicting everyone whether there is evidence or not.” The recent elections had caused Burritt to be appointed as a criminal defense attorney, which he said he would not do except in the case of “a soldier for shooting a nigger Barney” and Ira E. Walker for killing the desperado Hank Lovett (1892, Nov.17).
- A letter to Hesse in which Burritt records that he has almost “gone broke,” and that “it is enough to break a man’s heart to see the places of so many good men filled by the ‘scum of the Earth’ and pure ‘dead-beats’ after the election. “We must have a ‘snich’ when we go down after a man for stealing cattle,” Burritt writes, “a case where the jury are obliged to convict even against their will” (1892, Dec.22).
- A letter to Hesse in which he describes discussions with John Nolan, who wished to bring charges against the “stock men” for the “destruction” of the T.A. Ranch during the Johnson County invasion. Burritt refused to take the case and hoped that with Hesse “some steps might be taken to prevent the bringing of this suit.” He warned Hesse to “head Nolan off” as soon as possible since some in Johnson County were willing to support the suit “for the purpose of keeping alive the recent troubles in this vicinity” (1893, Feb.25).
- A letter to John Lacey and Willis Van Devanter noting that a mass meeting did not materialize and that any resolutions supposedly coming from Johnson County citizens were “Bogus” (1892, June 24).
- A letter to Lacey and Van Devanter noting that indictments had been brought against Dr. Charles Penrose for first degree murder and against Frederick W. Coats for burglary with intent to commit a felony, although “there are no informations against any of the stockmen for arson” (1892, June 27).
- A letter to W.R. Stoll reporting that Burritt had been receiving death threats (1892, Sep.14).
- A series of letters to Willis Van Devanter describing the fire and alleged weapon theft at Fort McKinney, beginning with Burritt sending Lieutenant Gray to Fort Russell to report the fire at Fort McKinney (1892, July 22). Burritt writes of getting a confession from Private Andrew Keiser, a blacksmith in Troop H, 6th Cavalry, “which implicates a large number of soldiers and also a large number of citizens” in the alleged theft of weapons from the Fort (1892, July 23). After visiting Fort McKinney, Burritt writes “it looks now as if we had unearthed the most diabolical plot that was ever conceived by mortals,” and that he hoped to convict Robert Foote and Henry Smith for supposedly engineering a plot to “blow up a building at Fort McKinney,” and “in that way make away with all the stockmen at once.” Burritt claims Smith paid Keiser $500 to blow up the Fort’s bath house with dynamite (1892, July 24). Further investigations into the incident yielded “disclosures" that “bring out some irregularities also in the Q.M. Department and place the A.A.G.M. in a rather critical light and incidentally involves some of our best friends. There is nothing so far actually criminal but they are very unpleasant irregularities and I am mich afraid that these things are helping to shield Robert Foote so that we can not make a case against the old scamp” (1892, July 26).
- A 79-page typescript of letters to W.R. Stoll and others include frequent references to Burritt’s desire to “start an undercurrent of opposition to cattle thieves and so far as possible…divert public opinion from the recent invasion” (1892, May 8).
Box 2 contains general correspondence related to the Johnson County invasion, the death of George Wellman, the financial situation in Buffalo, and various political and social events. There are also several threatening notes allegedly sent by cattle rustlers, as well as 20th century correspondence regarding Wyoming history. Correspondents include Frank Canton, Joseph M. Carey, Fred G.S. Hesse, Frank A. Kemp, G.W. Munkres, and O.P. Witt.
- 8 letters from Senator Joseph M. Carey to Louis Kirk dated 1892, and which include questions on the origins of the Johnson County invasion (“Nobody understands the purpose and object of the Cattlemen…Why did they go to Buffalo or start there?....What were they trying to do?...How could the people of Johnson County feel otherwise than they did?...Everybody got crazy. Such conditions always suit men like Angus and Kimball. They prefer anarchy to law and order”); the potential implementation of martial law (“I had made it as plain as I possibly could in my previous letters. The government of the United States has nothing to do with martial law in the State…”); and his annoyance that his suggestions were not being carried out in Wyoming and that he was being blamed for the lack of action (“I understand…that I receive lots of abuse from [the cattlemen] confined at Ft. Russell, as if it were in my power to do anything except upon an actual statement of facts”).
- A letter from W.H. Haynes to Fred G.S. Hesse in which in write of Buffalo: “I tell you…that this country is in a hell of a fix. A man is not safe to spit” (May 20, 1892).
- 7 letters from Fred W. Hesse (son of Fred G.S. Hesse) to Jena Carey (widow of Joseph M. Carey) dated 1965-1967, in which Hesse criticizes the books on Johnson County written by Marie Sandoz and Helen Huntington Smith, which he describes as “disgusting to me because I put in so much time trying to get a little sense into her ignorant idea of what this country was like” (June 1, 1966).
- 7 letters from Frank A. Kemp to Fred G.S. Hesse dated 1892. Kemp laments the lack of action in Buffalo (“I don’t see how the hell we can do anything, as…the opinion is so strong against violent measures…I don’t see the…use in declaring martial law, or calling out the troops, without they are willing to do what the late expedition failed in doing…exterminate the rusters” (May 24, 1892) and the handling of the cattle situation (“we have been fooled by a lot of politicians…I have been furious at the way in which this cattle trouble has been handled. The childishness and duplicity displayed by our great men makes me so mad that I hate to speak, think, or write about it…” (June 30, 1892).
- Notes from alleged cattle rustlers, including those to William Irvine (“We will give you 30 days to leave this country and if you don’t we will get you”) and the “hired girl at Whitcomb’s place” (“You are warned and will not be notified again…warn them at your peril!”).
- A letter from Frank M. Canton from his father-in-law W.H. Wilkerson, in which he writes of “the indignities the people that have taken no part in this affair have been subjected to [for being related to the invaders]. Women have been insulted [and] men have been slapped in the face…” (Apr.17, 1892).
- A letter from an unknown correspondent to Frank Canton informing him of the death of George Wellman and the story of Tom Hathaway (May 10, 1892).
Box 3 consists of witness statements, legal documents, and other papers related to events in Johnson County in 1892. Notable items include statements made by Henry E. Johnson and Andrew Keiser at Fort McKinney regarding their participation in the alleged dynamite plot (1892); various statements made by invasion participants Ben Jones and William Walker, including affidavits taken after their arrival in Rhode Island (1892); statements in the death of George Wellman made by Mary Linville, William Linville, Austin B. Read, Ed Morse, and W.P. Ricketts, as well as maps and testimony by Thomas Hathaway; and various witness lists for the prosecution in the dynamite plot, Wellman murder trial, and cases vs. Robert Foote, John Hill, and Frank Smith.
Box 4 contains reports from Pinkerton National Detective Agency field agents sent to W.R. Stoll between June and November of 1892. All of the reports are signed by William A. Pinkerton.
- 38 reports from agent M.E. Cox, who posed as a physician in Buffalo while gathering information on the cattle invasion. Cox noted that “my bearing served as a guarantee of friendship to rustlers,” while his position as a physician made him privy to a variety of personal information on the private lives of Buffalo’s citizens. He reports on public opinion (including a great deal of information gleaned from local prostitutes), summarizes newspaper reports, reports on a recent railroad survey, and writes of the uneasiness in Buffalo caused by the presence of U.S. Marshals. Cox also reports from Portland, Custer, and Sheridan, Wyoming.
- 5 reports from agent J.C. Frazer, who gathered information on various individuals and proceedings regarding Johnson County in Denver, Las Vegas, and Clayton, New Mexico.
- 51 reports from agent T.H. Hale, a deputy U.S. Marshal working in Buffalo and Suggs, Wyoming. Hale reports on getting acquainted with alleged rustlers at roundups, staking out John A. Tisdale’s ranch for “armed men,” and tracking outlaws Frank Smith, Charles Taylor, and Ed Starr (who were suspects in the murder of Marshal George Wellman), including a near shootout with Long and Starr and the capture of their accomplice Jack Long, who escaped from jail a few days later (July 23, 1892). Hale writes that despite such setbacks the Marshals would “devise some means of getting at the men we want,” and to “try and not get murdered” in the process.
Box 5 contains miscellaneous notes and essays on Fred G.S. Hesse, John A. Tisdale, the Fetterman Massacre, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Hole-in-the-Wall, and general Wyoming history; a bound copy of Asa Mercer’s “The Banditti of the Plains” (1894); a resolution in the Wyoming Derrick Extra (May 3, 1892) by the people of Natrona County condemning the invasion of Johnson County and calling Governor Amos W. Barber’s apparent knowledge of the act “treasonous;” a photograph of Fred W. Hesse at a rodeo in Buffalo (1913) and a reproduction of a photograph of the T.A. Ranch; and various research notes, ephemera, and photographs of “Uncle Jim” and Johnson County in a binder belonging to Jena Carey, among other items.
Box 6 contains copies of various Western history and news magazines (c.1960s-1970s), 14 copies of The Westerners Brand Book (1948-1952), pamphlets by Herbert O. Brayer and Charles B. Penrose, and various other pamphlets related to Wyoming travel and history.
Box 7 contains newspapers and newspaper clippings on Johnson County history, and primarily date from the 1940s-1960s. Included is a 1960s series of articles on 1890s Buffalo from the Buffalo Bulletin.
Box 8 contains photocopies of essays and articles on Johnson County and Wyoming history by Herbert O. Brayer, J. Elmer Brock, Frank Canton, Arthur Chapman, Jack Flagg, and others. Subjects include the death of George Wellman, the Johnson County war, and cattleman Moreton Frewen.
Box 9 contains cassette and reel to reel tapes recordings of interviews with Garvin Taylor, Fred Hesse, Bill Brock, Kay Hibdon, and J.L. Night. These items may be inaccessible. Please contact the appropriate curator.
The collection includes one oversize roll containing photostats of the Cheyenne Weekly Sun from 1892.
- Statements and Legal Papers
- Pinkerton Reports
- Miscellaneous Manuscripts
- Publications and Printed Ephemera
- Tape Recordings
Correspondence of Charles H. Burritt.
Burritt, Charles H. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, Jan.-July.
Burritt, Charles H. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, Oct. - 1893, Feb.
Burritt, Charles H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, Dec.18.
Burritt, Charles H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1893, Jan.23.
Burritt, Charles H. Letters to John Lacey and Willis Van Devanter. 1892, June 22-27.
Burritt, Charles H. Letters to W.R. Stoll. 1892.
Burritt, Charles H. Letters to Willis Van Devanter. 1892, July 7-28.
Burritt, Charles H. Typescript of letters to W.R. Stoll, C.N. Potter, H.R. Mann, M.C. Brown, J.W. Blake, S.M. Allen, Henry B. Blair, Willis Van Devanter, and Henry G. Hay. 1892.
Burritt, Charles H. Facsimiles of typescript letters to W.R. Stoll, C.N. Potter, H.R. Mann, M.C. Brown, J.W. Blake, S.M. Allen, Henry B. Blair, Willis Van Devanter, and Henry G. Hay. 1892.
Burritt, Charles H. Photocopy ypescript of letters to W.R. Stoll, C.N. Potter, H.R. Mann, M.C. Brown, J.W. Blake, S.M. Allen, Henry B. Blair, and Willis Van Devanter. 1892.
Correspondence, C-W and unknown author
Canton, Frank M. Letter to W.R. Stoll. Fort D.A. Russell, Wyo. 1892, May 25.
Carey, Joseph M. (Joseph Maull), 1845-1924. Letters to Louis Kirk. Washington, D.C. 1892.
Chambers, J.W. Letter to William Irvine. Ross, Wyo. 1892, May 18.
Clarkson, William. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. Ten Sleep, Wyo. 1892-1893.
Costin, Robert W. LEtter to Mrs. Joseph Carey. Laramie, Wyo. 1963, Mar.29.
David, Edward T. Letters to Joseph M. Carey. Glenrock, Wyo. 1892.
David, Edward T. Letters to Louis Kirk. Glenrock, Wyo. 1892.
Eberstadt, Lindley. Letter to Ernest A. Logan. New York, N.Y. 1942, June 24.
Esmay, Howard F. Letter to Mrs. Robert D. Carey. Gillette, Wyo. 1971, Apr.10.
Glen, Frank. Letter to Mrs. Hugo Donzelman. Kansas City, Mo. 1938, June 13.
Gressley, Gene M. Letter to Mrs. Joseph M. Carey. 1963, Aug.13.
Gross, Chris. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Sheridan, Wyo. 1893, Feb.16.
Hayes, W.H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1892, May 20.
Hesse, Fred George S., 1853-1929. Telegraph to Isabella Sutherland Hesse. Fort McKinney, Wyo. 1892, Apr.13.
Hesse, Fred W. Letters to Jena Carey. Buffalo Wyo. 1965-1967.
Holland, W.H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1893, Mar.17.
H?, T.P. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1892, June 18.
Kemp, Frank A. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. Omaha, Neb. 1892.
Kemp, Frank A. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, May 11.
Lemmon, G.E. Letter to H.P. Higgins. 1933, Jan.7.
Lovell, H.C. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Billings, Mont. 1892, May 15.
Lucas, F.E. Letter to Mrs. Hugo Donzelman. Buffalo, Wyo. 1931, June 26.
May, Ernest R. Letter to Fred W. Hesse. Cheyenne, Wyo. 1962, Jan.10.
Miller, E.E. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1892.
Munkres, G.W. Letters to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1891-1893.
Ramsey, J.M. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. 1892, Mar.28.
Robinson, H.H. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Kimball, Neb. 1892, July 14.
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. Christmas card to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Carey. 1966, Dec.21.
"Rustler." Note to "Hired Girl at Whitcomb's." Undated.
"Rustler." Note to Ben Morrison. Cheyenne, Wyo. 1891, Dec.
"Rustlers." Letter to William Irvine. Ross, Wyo. 1891, Dec. 4.
Moved to Folder 42.
Spring, Agnes Wright [State Historian of Colorado]. Letter to Fred W. Hesse. Denver, Colo. 1961, Sep.12.
[Sweem], Glenn. Letter to Fred W. Hesse. Cheyenne, Wyo. 1965, Mar.20.
[Thom, W.J.]. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1892, Nov.22.
Thorp, Russell. Letters to Fred W. Hesse. Cheyenne, Wyo. 1962.
[Tuay?], Edward B. Letter to C.W. Round. Suggs, Wyo. 1892, Aug.17.
Wilkerson, W.H. Letter to Frank M. Canton. , Apr.17.
Wilkerson, W.H. Telegraph to Frank M. Canton. 1892, Apr.26.
Williston, H.S. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. Billings, Mont. 1892, Dec.8.
Witt, O.P. Letter to Robert B. Connor. Chicago, Ill. 1892, June 13.
Wortley, R. Letter to Fred G.S. Hesse. New York, N.Y. 1892, Apr.30.
Letter to Frank M. Canton. 1892, May 10.
Letter to Fred W. Hesse. Buffalo, Wyo. 1969, Feb.27.
Letter to F.H. Labeateaux. Hot Springs, S.D. 1892, May 13.
Letter to [W.R. Stoll]?. Fort McKinney, Wyo. , Sep. 3.
Threatening notes attributed to alleged cattle rustlers. Undated.
Statements and Legal Papers
Statements and legal papers
[Burritt, Charles H.]. "Johnson County Matter - Burritt's Conclusions": notes. Undated.
Canton, Frank M. Statement made as Livestock Detective, Wyoming Stock Growers Association. Undated.
Carter, Charles. Statement in "Johnson County Matter - Cattlemn." Undated.
Goddard, D.E. et al. Coronor's Inquisition findings on the death of Dud Champion. 1893, May 24.
Hathaway, Thomas J. Deposition on death of George Wellman. 1892, June 29.
Hathaway, Thomas J. Map and notes regarding death of George Wellman. Undated.
Johnson, Henry E. Statement. 1892, Sep.9.
Jones, Ben and William Walker. Affidavit. .
Jones, Ben and William Walker. Affidavit of Ben Jones and William Walker, State of Rhode Island. 1892, May 17.
Jones, Ben and William Walker. Bills of sale for Ben Jones and William Walker. 1880, Oct.21.
Jones, Ben and William Walker. Statement of Ben Jones and William Walker in "Johnson County Matter - Cattlemen." .
Keiser, Andrew. Statement regarding activities at Fort McKinney. 1892, July 22.
Linville, Mary. Statement in "Johnson County Matter, Cattlemen." Undated.
Linville, William. Personal statement made at Law Offices of Lacy and Van Devanter, Cheyenne, Wyo. 1892, May 19.
Linvill[e], et al. Testimony of Mr. and Mrs. Linvill[e], Thomas J. Hathaway, and Austin B. Reed, in Preliminary Hearing of U.S. vs. Frank Smith. 1892, July 30.
Morse, Ed. Statement of Ed Morse on George Wellman. Undated.
Reed, Austin B. Examination of Austin B. Reed in George Wellman matter. Undated
Ricketts, W.P. Examination of W.P. Ricketts. Undated.
Witt, O.P. Statement of O.P. Witt, Cook County, Ill. 1892, June 6.
Note on A.C. Dunning's capture. 1892, Apr.3.
Statement on [Al] Allison. Undated.
Statements on cattle [sent to W.R. Stoll].
Incomplete statement on cattle rustlers, death of George Wellman, Frank Canton, etc. Undated.
Incomplete statement on Johnson County. Undated.
Information for perjury in State of Wyoming vs. Andrew Keiser. 1892, Aug.3.
"Group of Johnson County Witnesses at the trial at Laramie, T.A. Ranch, April 13, 1892."
List of witnesses for the prosecution in the Dynamite Plot. 1892, Apr.16.
List of witnesses in case vs. Robert Foote. Undated.
List of witnesses for the prosecution re: Fort McKinney fire. Undated.
List of witnesses in case vs. John Hill. Undated.
List of witnesses in case against Frank Smith et al. Undated.
List of witnesses for the prosecution in Wellman case. Undated.
List of witnesses. Undated.
[List of witnesses in Johnson County invasion?] - labeled "Important Names." Undated.
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Reports, 1892.
Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, June.
Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, July.
Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Aug.
Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Sep.
Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Oct.
Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Nov.
Frazer, J.C. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, July.
Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, June.
Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, July.
Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Aug.
Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Sep.
Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll. 1892, Oct.
Cox, M.E. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll [photocopies of original reports in Folders 1-6]. 1892, June-Nov.
Frazer, J.C. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll [photocopies of original reports in Folder 7]. 1892, July.
Hale, T.H. Pinkerton reports sent to W.R. Stoll [photocoies of original reports in Folders 8-12]. 1892, June-Oct.
Notes, Essays, and Miscellaneous Manuscripts
Bancroft, Ashley. Notes on Fred G.S. Hesse. Undated.
Brock, J. Elmer, 1882-1954. "Memories and Facts Regarding John A. Tisdale": typescript. 1935, May 29.
Burnett, Ed. Poem on "Black Bill." Undated.
Carey, Jena. Miscellaneous notes, receipts, and ephemera.
Mercer, Asa S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917. "The Banditti of the Plains": facsimile of typescript. Undated.
Mercer, Asa S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917. "The Banditti of the Plains": bound version. 1894.
Mercer, Asa S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917. Invoice to Fred G.S. Hesse: photographic copy. 1892, Aug.23.
Peters, T.W. To the Directors and Shareholders of the Powder River Cattle Company, Limited. 1886, Mar.3.
Richardson, Ernest M. Biographical notes on Fred G.S. Hesse. 1959.
Richardson, Ernest M. "The Crowning Infamy of the Ages": [story on Fred G.S. Hesse and Johnson County]. 1960.
"The Fetterman Massacre - Dec. 21, 1866": typescript. Undated.
"From the Musket to the Minuteman: History of Francis E. Warren Air Force Base": typescript. Undated.
Citizens' resolutions in "Wyoming Derrick", Extra [re:Johnson County invasion]. 1892, May 3.
Portion of "Back, some other Autumn" and notes on Wyoming. Undated.
Portino of memoir on Hole-in-the-Wall and Johnson County.
Wyoming Travel Commission Fact Sheet.
Miscellaneous research notes.
Photocopies of "Moreton Frewen, Cattleman" in The Brand Book and map of the Pony Express route, with printing receipt. 1965.
Photograph of Fred W. Hesse at the Buffalo, Wyo., Rodeo. 1913.
Photograph of the T.A. Ranch [reproduction].
Directory, 37th Legislature of the State of Wyoming: pamphlet. 1963.
"Reproduction of the First Brank Book Printed, Wyoming Stock Growers Association, 1882 (souvenir of the 90th Annual Convention, Cody, Wyoming, June 7-8, 1962...)": pamphlet. 1962.
Photographs of "Uncle Jim" and Johnson County.
Photographic reproduction of topographical map of Johnson County, Wyoming.
Miscellaneous research notes.
Misceallaneous reearch notes.
Printed items and epehemra.
Publications and Printed Ephemera
Publications and Printed Epehemra
Copies of "The Brand Book" (offical organ of "The Westerners"). 1948-1952.
Copy of "Guns Magazine." 1955, Apr.
Copy of "Historical News," Wyoming State Historical Society. 1968, Nov.
Copy of "Hoofs and Horns." 1970, July.
Copies of "Montana: The Magazine of Western History." 1961, Summer and Autumn.
Review of books, reprinted from the "Pacific Historical Review." 1958.
Copy of "Playgrounds of the Rockies." 1965, June-July.
Copy of "True West." 1962, Feb.
Copies of Wyoming History News. 1973-1977.
Brayer, Herbert O. "Range Murder: How the Red Sash Gang Dry-Gulched Deputy U.S. Marshal George Wellman": pamphlet. 1955.
Penrose, Charles B. "The Rustler Business": booklet. 1959.
"The Cattle Barons Rebellion Against Law and Order: First Eyewitness Accounts of the Johnson County War in Wyoming, 1892": booklet. 1955.
"Fort Laramie National Historic Site": pamphlet.
"Historic Fort Motel, Fort Bridger, Wyoming": pamphlet.
"The Johnson County Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum": pamphlet. c.1957.
"Wyoming [history and state information]": pamphlet.
"Wyoming Wrangler": pamphlet.
Printed magazine map of Johnson County, Wyoming.
Newspapers and Newspaper Clippings
Clover, Sam T. “True History of a Wyoming Stream” in the Buffalo Bulletin: [photocopy]. 1893, Aug.23.
Jennings, Max. “Wyoming Place Names Provide History Lesson” in the Rocky Mountain News. 1967, Feb.19.
Langan, Jack. “The ‘Hole in the Wall’ and How It Grew: Part II.”
Thom, John. “Lawless Element of Gun Fighters Practically Ran Buffalo in Year of 1892”.
Wallace, Edward S. “Cheers for a Forgotten Hero – 75 Years Late: Despite His Success, General Mackenzie Died Unsung” in Empire Magazine.
“Buffalo’s Pioneers Honored by Naming of City Streets After Them” in the Buffalo Bulletin: [photocopy].
“Buffalo Provided Part of Setting for Wister Novel ‘The Virginian’” in the Buffalo Bulletin: [photocopy]. 1960, Aug.18.
“Bulletin Answers Charges Made by ‘Invaders’ in Omaha Newspaper” in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1962, June 28.
“Charles Burritt Series Begins in Bulletin Today” and related clipping. 1961.
“Burritt Papers Shed Different Light on Events in Johnson County in 1892” in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Jan.26.
“Burritt Papers Shed Different Light on Events in Johnson County in 1892” in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Jan.26.
“Burritt Papers Shed Different Light on Events in Johnson County in 1892” in the Buffalo Bulletin. , Feb.6.
“Burritt Papers Shed Different Light on Events in Johnson County in 1892” in the Buffalo Bulletin. .
“Colorful Saga of ‘Mercers Belles’ Recalled by Washington U Centennial” in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Dec.7.
"Dry Gulching of U.S. Marshal George Wellman detailed in Bulletin story": in the Buffao Bulletin. 1960, Nov.3.
"Famous Johnson County Cattle War is Seventy Years Old This Spring": [photocopy]. 1962.
"The Johnson County War" in Your World newspaper. 1961, Nov.12.
"Late Jesse Winingar Rated One of Best Truly Western Artists" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Aug.18.
"Letter Recalls Famous 'Johnson County War' in Wyoming in 1892": [photocopy].
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Oct.27.
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Nov.17.
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec.1.
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec. 15.
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec.22.
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec.22.
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1960, Dec.29.
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Jan.12.
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin. 1961, Jan.19.
"O.H. Flagg Series on Events Leading Up to and During Johnson County War" in the Buffalo Bulletin.
"Origin of Local Names and Placed Developed in Fascinating Ways" in the Buffalo Bulletin: [photocopy]. 1960, Aug.18.
"Recalls Open Warfare of the Range Here Many Years Ago" in the K? Gazette: [photocopy]. 1927, Apr.14.
"Rise and Fall of Early Day Cattle Baron, Moreton Frewen" in the Buffalo Bulletin. .
"Tale of Cattle Wars Are Told" in the Gazzett Newspaper: [photocopy]. 1947.
Copy of the Buffalo Bulletin. 1965, July 22.
Copy of the Buffalo Bulletin ("Our 20th Anniversary of Johnson County Edition"): [photocopy]. 1965, Aug.12
Copy of the Cheyenne Daily Sun Illustrated Edition. 1890, July 24.
Reprint of the Northwestern Live Stock Journal, Oct. 14, 1892.
Newspaper clippings from The People's Voice: [photocopy]. 1892, June 4.
Copy of Sun Day newspaper. 1972, Mar.5.
Copy of Sun Leader Daily. 1897, June 27.
Copy of Wyoming Agricultural Review (1965, Apr.) and assosted newspaper clippings.
Photograph of early Buffalo residents with bicyclists (in newspaper).
Newspaper clippings on Butch Cassidy.
Newspaper clippings intended to accompany Charles Burritt letters: [photocopies].
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings collected by Mrs. Donzelman.
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and notes.
Photocopies of Articles
Brayer, Herbert O. Introduction to book on Johnson County War: [photocopy].
Brayer, Herbert O. “The Murder Gun of Powder River” in Guns Magazine: [photocopy].
Brayer, Herbert O. “’Murder Will Out’: The Truth Behind the Murder of Marshal Wellman – A Johnson County Epilogue”: [facsimile]. 1955.
Brayer, Herbert O. “New Light on the Johnson County War” in The Westerners Brand Book: [facsimile]. 1953, Feb.
Brock, J. Elmer, 1882-1954. “The Murder of George Wellman” in The Denver Westerners’ Brand Book: [facsimile]. 1953, Mar.
Canton, Frank M. “The Wyoming Cattle War” in The Cattleman: [photocopy]. 1919, Mar.
Chapman, Arthur. “The Last War for the Cattle Range”: [photocopy].
Flagg, Jack. “A Review of the Cattle Business in Johnson County, Wyo., Since 1892 and the Causes that [Led] to the Recent Invasion”: [photocopy].
Moore, Lee. Statement showing he is “old time cow man” [in letter to Gene Mullin]: [photocopy of typescript]. 1915, Apr.10.
“Butte County Bank Robbery”: [photocopy].
“A little Rosewood casket, or a package of old letters” and other poems: [photocopy].
Encyclopedia entries for Malcolm Campbell, Bill and Harry Cannon, W.C. and Carolyn Irvine, Charles and Ruth Irwin, Lee and Amanda Moore, Edward and Mary David, Leroy Moore family, Omar and Zadah Moore, James and Beatrice Moran, Mike Shonsey, Edmund and Margaret Werner, Herman and Grace Werner, William and Mary Werner, Forrest and Fay West, Abner and Myrtle Weston, O.P Witt, John and Rubie Wohlford, and Frank and Adelaide Wolcott: [photocopy].
Portion of article on Moreton Frewen in The Brand Book: [photocopy].
Photograph spread in Frank Leslie’s Weekly entitled “The Cattle War in Wyoming – Some of the Prominent Cattle Owners Who Participated in the Recent Expedition”: [photocopy]. 1892, June 2.
Reprint from the Pacific Historical Review containing book review of Mari Sandoz’s “The Cattlemen…”: [photocopy]. 1958, Nov.
Tape Recordings (may be inaccessible - please contact appropriate curator)
Cassette tape labeled “Garvin Taylor for Gena [sic] Carey – 11/92.”
Reel-to-reel tape with sheet reading “Interview with Fred Hesse, 7/21.”
Reel-to-reel tape labeled “#1 [interview with] Garvin Taylor, 7/19/65. Johnson Co. War.”
Reel-to-reel tape with sheet reading “Side 1 Track 1 #1 0-96= Latt Interview, 100-418 Fred Hesse and Billy Brock 10:30 Monday…Kay Hibdon 420-710, 711 Fred Hesse and J.L. Night.”
Reel-to-reel tape labeled “Blank.”
Rolled photostats of the Cheyenne Weekly Sun. [c.1892]