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Dawson Family Papers
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CORRESPONDENCE

box 1, folder 1

Adair, Florence 1919

box 1, folder 2

Aldach, Victor 1918

box 1, folder 3

Barnhill, Joseph 1899

box 1, folder 4

Barnhill, Mrs. Joseph 1901

box 1, folder 5

Chase, Mrs. Ray E 1919

box 1, folder 6

Chittenden, J. S 1919

box 1, folder 7

Davenport, Homer 1911 - 1912

box 1, folder 8

Dawson, Bernice 1919 - 1941

box 1, folder 9

Dawson, Bruce 1915

box 1, folder 10

Dawson, Della M 1941

box 1, folder 11

Dawson, Delphine 1919

box 1, folder 12

Dawson, Dorothy 1914

box 1, folder 13

Dawson, Emmett 1906 - 1919

box 1, folder 14

Dawson, Geraldine 1906

box 1, folder 15

Dawson, John Barkley 1895

box 1, folder 16

Dawson, Mrs. John Barkley 1920

box 1, folder 17

Dawson, Lebbie 1919

box 1, folder 18

Dawson, Leo 1903 - 1919

box 1, folder 19

Dawson, Lucy 1917 - 1920

box 1, folder 20

Dawson, Manley 1896

box 1, folder 21

Dawson, Margaret 1944

box 1, folder 22

Dawson, Siria M 1894 - 1919

box 2, folder 1

Kent, Emma 1921

box 2, folder 2

McKean, Henry Bryan 1896 - 1897

box 2, folder 3

Murphy, J. C 1919

box 2, folder 4

Neild, W. H 1897

box 2, folder 5

Phi Mu Fraternity, Xi Chapter 1918

box 2, folder 6

Roberds, Mrs. Coke T 1919

box 2, folder 7

Roberds, Mrs. Emmett 1920 - 1921

box 2, folder 8

Ruby 1919

box 2, folder 9

Shinn, James A 1912

box 2, folder 10

Shirley

box 2, folder 11

Silva, Jose 1920 - 1922

box 2, folder 12

Whitney, Edwina 1919

box 2, folder 13

Whitney, Frederic 1919

box 2, folder 14

Young, David L 1922

 

DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS

 

Diaries

box 2, folder 15

Dawson, Si 1897

box 2, folder 16, oversize FB06701

Dawson, Si 1898

Note

Entries written during cattle drive to the Yukon in Alaska.
box 2, folder 17

Unknown author 1918

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Written during visit to the Fazenda Morungava, Brazil.
 

Scrapbooks

box 2, folder 18, oversize FB06801

Dawson, Della McKean (Mrs. Gus Dawson)

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Ca. 1890-1920.
box 2, folder 19, oversize FB06705

Dawson Wilson, Delphine 1934

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Scrapbook of her trip to Brazil.
 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Albums

box 2, folder 20, oversize FB06601

Dawson, Augustus

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Ca. 1890-1903. Given to him by his mother, Christmas, 1903.
box 2, folder 21, oversize FB06602

Dawson, Emmett R

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Ca. 1890-1920.
box 2, folder 22, oversize FB06704

Dawson, John B. Dawson Family

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Photos ca. 1880-1905. Compiled by Delphine Dawson Wilson in Feb. 1994.
box 2, folder 23, oversize FB06603

Dawson, Lucy Anne McKean 1872 - 1950

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Compiled by Delphine Dawson Wilson.
box 2, folder 24, oversize FB06703

Dawson, Si. Horse pictures

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Ca. 1900-1919.
 

People

box 2, folder 25

Negatives and Photocopies of Miscellaneous Photos

box 2, folder 26

Daguerrotypes (framed) 1852 - 1867

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Thomas Henry Dawson, Letitia de Graffenried Dawson and Augustus G. Dawson (c. 1867) and Henry Bryan McKean (c. 1852).
box 2, folder 27

Dawson, Augustus Family

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Ca. 1867-1940.
box 2, folder 28

Dawson, Augustus Family

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Ca. 1867-1940. Includes notes and newspaper clippings.
box 2, folder 29

Dawson, Delphine

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Ca. 1910-1940.
box 2, folder 30, oversize FB06702

Dawson Family Photos

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Ca. 1855-1890. 10 mounted, 7 tintype in Victorian box.
box 2, folder 31

Dawson Wilson, Delphine and Samuel 1943 - 1947

box 3, folder 1

Dawson, Henry Clay and Delphine 1920

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Portraits. Originally in folder entitled "Steamboat, Denver."
box 3, folder 2

Dawson, Lucy and Si. Early Days

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Includes clippings and ephemera.
box 3, folder 3

Dawson, Lucy, Henry Clay and Delphine 1930 - 1940

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Trips taken.
box 3, folder 4

Dawson, Si Family

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c.1890-1920.
box 3, folder 5

McKean Family

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Before 1900. Includes poem written for Lucy in 1892 entitled "A Dream of Roses."
 

Places

box 3, folder 6

Alburquerque, New Mexico 1915 - 1918

box 3, folder 7

Brazil 1918 - 1934

box 3, folder 8

Dawson Ranch, Colorado 1903 - 1915

box 3, folder 9

Fort Collins, Colorado 1930 - 1939

box 3, folder 10

New Mexico, Before 1908

box 3, folder 11

San Diego and Colorado 1895 - 1941

box 3, folder 12

Si Dawson Ranch, Mt. Sheep, Buffalo 1910 - 1915

box 3, folder 13

Steamboat, Denver, Colorado

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Includes essay for AAA Senior Breakfast, 1927, signed D.D.
box 3, folder 14

Tucson, Arizona 1938 - 1940

box 3, folder 15

Yukon Stock Drive Journey

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Photos of trail in Alaska and the ascending Chilkoot Stairway.
box 3, folder 16

Miscellaneous photos

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Ferry's Ranch, Routt County, Colorado; Jack White's Colorado Homestead; and unidentified, 1909.
 

EPHEMERA

box 4, folder 1, oversize FB02205

Dawson Coal Company Documents 1915

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Certificate of authority issued to the Dawson Coal Company by Secretary of State of Colorado.
box 4, folder 2

Dawson Coal Company Documents 1915 - 1943

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Deed, quit claim, memoranda, first mortgage, and list of stockholders and proxies.
box 4, folder 3, oversize FB06901

Dawson Family Bible

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Bible printed in 1852 and wrapped in cowhide from Indian's sheild acquired when J. B. Dawson was a Texas Ranger. Includes marriage records for Dawson family members.
box 4, folder 4

Ephemera

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Christmas cards, commencement exercise invitations, marriage announcements, postcards, and stationary.
box 4, folder 5

Leather expansive file of S.M. Dawson

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Empty and embossed with "S.M. Dawson, Sao Paolo, Brazil."
box 4, folder 6

Menu from Dawson Ranch, New Mexico, Christmas Dinner 1897

box 4, folder 7

Muir, Jean, "The Big Cattle Drive to the Yukon," TRUE, THE MAN'S MAGAZINE 1953

Note

Article about the trip Si Dawson made to the Yukon in Alaska, 1898.
box 4, folder 8

Newspaper clippings 1963 - 1980

box 4, folder 9

Poems - "Like a Rose" (by Lucy Dawson?) and "The Cremation of Sam McGee"

Note

By Robert Service.
box 4, folder 10, oversize FB06604

Supreme Court of the United States: The Maxwell Land Grant Company 1893

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Plaintiff in Error, vs. John B. Dawson. Bound in red leather. This copy belonged to Gus Dawson.
 

WRITINGS

 

Transcriptions

box 4, folder 11

CIMARRON NEWS AND PRESS, Mountain Meadow Massacre, 1875

Note

Articles transcribed by D.D. Wilson.
box 4, folder 12

Dawson Family Letters - Miscellaneous. Transcribed by D.D. Wilson 1896 - 1901

box 4, folder 13

Dawson, Emmett. "I Was a Cowboy in South America"

Note

Story transcribed in 1981. Story takes place circa 1919.
box 4, folder 14

Dawson, Lucy Anne McKean. Diary -Transcribed by D.D. Wilson 1945 - 1949

box 4, folder 15

Dawson, Lucy Anne McKean. Letters from Fazenda Morungava, Brazil

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Transcribed by D.D. Wilson. Includes preface, index and summary sheet.
box 5, folder 1

Dawson, Si. Love letters to Lucy Anne McKean 1894

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Transcribed by Dale Dawson.
box 5, folder 2

Dawson, Si. Diary transcribed by D.D. Wilson 1897

box 5, folder 3

Dawson, Si. 1898 Stock Drive to the Yukon. Working copy 1898

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Diary transcribed by D.D. Wilson.
box 5, folder 4

Dawson, Si. 1898 Stock Drive to the Yukon 1898

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Si Dawson's diary and letters to Lucy Anne Dawson during trip combined and arranged alphabetically. Transcribed by D. D. Wilson.
box 5, folder 5

Dawson, Si. 1898 Stock Drive to the Yukon. Bound version 1898

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Si Dawson's diary and letters to Lucy Dawson combined and arranged alphabetically. Transcribed by D.D. Wilson.
box 5, folder 6

Dawson, Si. 1898 Stock Drive to the Yukon. Letters written to Lucy Anne Dawson 1898

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Transcribed by D.D. Dawson.
box 5, folder 7

Dawson, Si. Fazenda Morungava, Si Dawson, Manager, 1918-1920 1918 - 1920

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Si Dawson's diary (Oct. - Dec. 1918) transcribed. Also includes transcribed contract between M. Mackenzie and Si Dawson.
box 5, folder 8

Goodnight, Charles. "Indian Recollections" and letter by Goodnight to C. Siring 1915

box 5, folder 9

Obituaries. Manley Dawson, 1907. John B. Dawson, 1918. Grace Dawson, 1911 1907 - 1918

Note

Transcribed by D. D. Wilson.
box 5, folder 10

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION. Articles transcribed with notes, 1851-1856 1851 - 1856

box 5, folder 11

Sanders, Harriet Peck Fenn

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"Diary of a Journey Across the Plains in 1863 and Reminiscences of Early Life in Montana." Transcribed by D.D. Wilson.
box 5, folder 12

Sumners, Hatton W. "Charles Goodnight visits John B. Dawson on Dawson's Ranch" 1911

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Transcribed by D.D. Wilson.
box 6, folder 1

Zenus Curtis Testimony at Maxwell Land Grant vs. Dawson 1863

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Supreme Court of the United States. Transcribed by D.D. Wilson.
 

Books, Drafts and Articles

box 6, folder 2

Bill Egry, a Real American Cowboy

box 6, folder 3

Books Written and Trips Taken by D.D. Wilson 1934 - 1990

box 6, folder 4

Dawson Family History

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Beginning of research for book. Includes D.D. Wilson's correspondence with county clerks, notes, transcripts of articles re: Dawsons.
box 6, folder 5

Dawson Family History

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Requests for information from libraries, county clerks and repositories. Includes notes and responses.
box 6, folder 6

Dawson Family History. Mead notebook, reference notes, questions, etc

box 6, folder 7

Dawson Family History

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Notes, outline and reference notes.
box 6, folder 8

Dawson Family History. Typescripts, rough drafts, transcriptions, notes

box 6, folder 9

Early Western Horse Records

box 6, folder 10

Index of Subjects from Old New Mexico Newspapers (1879-1899)

box 6, folder 11

Index of Subjects from Old New Mexico Newspapers (1900-1911)

box 7, folder 1

Index of Subjects from Old New Mexico Newspapers (1980-1918)

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Includes family history timeline, 1759-1907.
box 7, folder 2

John B. Dawson Family

box 7, folder 3

John B. Dawson's Part of the West, 1830-1919, BRAND BOOK NUMBER SIX

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San Diego Corral of the Westerners. By D.D. Wilson and R.B. Michaelis.
box 7, folder 4

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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1982 writing.
box 7, folder 5

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Outline of book.
box 7, folder 6

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Barbara Ledbetter, research material.
box 7, folder 7

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Rough draft, first draft. Outline and reference material.
box 7, folder 8

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Chapter 1, first draft. "John B. Dawson Comes West."
box 7, folder 9

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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First Draft. "Trail Herd Scout and Texas Ranger." Research materials.
box 7, folder 10

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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First draft. "Trail Herd Scout and Texas Ranger."
box 7, folder 11

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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First draft. "New Mexico Ranch." Reference material.
box 7, folder 12

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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First Draft. Chapter III. "New Mexico Ranch."
box 8, folder 1

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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First draft. Chapter III. "New Mexico Ranch."
box 8, folder 2

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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First draft. Chapter III. "New Mexico Ranch."
box 8, folder 3

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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First draft. Chapter V. "Colorado Ranch."
box 8, folder 4

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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First draft. Chapter V. "Colorado Ranch."
box 8, folder 5

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second draft. Chapters I-VII. Includes photographs.
box 8, folder 6

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second draft. Chapters VII-XV. Includes photographs.
box 8, folder 7

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second draft. Chapter I. Kentucky Goodwins.
box 8, folder 8

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second draft. Chapter II. Nevada research materials - Rough and Ready.
box 8, folder 9

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second draft. Chapters I-III. Trails - research materials. Includes California Trail, Dawson Trail, and Santa Fe Trail.
box 8, folder 10

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second draft. Chapter IV. Texas Research materials. Includes Texas Rangers, Fort Belknap and Young County.
box 9, folder 1

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second Version. Chapter XI. Supreme Court of the United States: The Maxwell Land Grant Company, Plaintiff in Error, vs. John B. Dawson, Oct. 1893. Annotated photocopy.
box 9, folder 2

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second Draft. Chapter XII. Calendar depicting town, and story "Dawson, the Town That Was."
box 9, folder 3

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second draft. Chapter XII. Sherman, James E. "Dawson New Mexico," GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS OF NEW MEXICO, 1975.
box 9, folder 4

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Note

Second draft. Chapter XII. Notes re: sale of Dawson ranch, Colorado. Includes clippings, figures, and allotments to Dawson family members.
box 9, folder 5

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second draft. Chapter XIII. Dawson Ranch, Routt County, Colorado. Includes notes, correspondence, maps, and deeds.
box 9, folder 6

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Second Draft. Chapter XIII. Map of Routt National Forest, 1974.
box 9, folder 7

John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

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Reference material.
box 9, folder 8

Legal Adventures of John B. Dawson; Clay Dawson Family, 1613-1973 1973

box 9, folder 9

Si Dawson, Foundation Quarter Horse Breeder

Note

By D.D. Wilson and Bob Denhardt.
box 9, folder 10

Some Highlights of Her Life, Lucy Anne McKean Dawson, 1872-1950

 

Genealogical Materials

box 9, folder 11

Dawson Family Genealogical and Historical Sketch 1984

Note

Done by Roots Research Bureau, Ltd.
box 9, folder 12

Dawson Family genealogical materials - Miscellaneous

box 9, folder 13

Dawson Family Genealogy

box 10, folder 1

Dawson Family Magna Carta Lineage 1984

box 10, folder 2

Descendents of Samuel Wilson, 1779-1863

Note

Compiled by Samuel Wilson's grandchildren.
box 10, folder 3

Great Britain - Genealogical materials

box 10, folder 4

Kentucky Dawson's Family History

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Includes clippings, letters and notes.
box 10, folder 5

Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain

box 10, folder 6

Stout Family Genealogical and Historical Sketch 1984

Note

Done by Roots Research Bureau, Limited.
box 10, folder 7

Stout Family Genealogy