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Inventory of the Sherrill Halbert Papers,1923-1992
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sherrill Halbert Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1992
    Collection number: D-391
    Creator: Halbert, Sherrill, 1901-
    Extent: 6.8 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    100 North West Quad
    Davis, California, 95616-5292
    Abstract: Sherrill Halbert, Sacramento jurist and amateur historian, served as a director of the Pony Express Centennial Association from 1958-1961. He was administrator of many Association Projects including the creation of trail markers and penned about twenty "Pony Express Days" vignettes. The collection consists of Halbert's own correspondence, speeches, and writings on the Pony Express. It also includes correspondence, clippings, maps, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to the activities of the Centennial Association.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sherrill Halbert Papers, D-391, Department of Special Collections, University of California Library, Davis, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 2003.

    Biography

    Biographical Narrative

    The Pony Express Centennial Association was incorporated for the purpose of "recognizing, marking and honoring the historical epoch of the Pony Express" (1958). It was organized by Utah Governor George Dewey, with the cooperation of other Governors of states in which the Pony Express operated. Waddell Smith (great-grandson of one of the original partners of the Pony Express) became President of the Association and twenty-two prominent historians and other citizens became at-large Directors. One of these was Sacramento jurist and amateur historian, Sherrill Halbert (1958-1961). He was adminstrator of many Association projects including the creation of trail markers. Halbert also penned about twenty "Pony Express Days" vignettes.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Halbert Papers consists of Sherrill Halbert's own correspondence, speeches and writings on the Pony Express. Correspondence, clippings, maps, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to the activities of the Centennial Association are also included.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Halbert, Sherrill,--1901-
    Pony Express Centennial Association
    Sophie Comstock Memorial Committee
    Pony express
    Historians--Correspondence
    West (U.S.)--History
    Pony Express Trail