Inventory of the Sherrill Halbert Papers,1923-1992

Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
2003, ©2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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History--United States and North American History.

Inventory of the Sherrill Halbert Papers, 1923-1992

D-391

Department of Special Collections

General Library

University of California, Davis

Davis, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • General Library
  • 100 North West Quad
  • University of California, Davis
  • Davis, CA 95616-5292
  • Phone: (530) 752-1621
  • Fax: (530) 754-5758
  • Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
Encoded by: Sara Gunasekara
Completed: 2003
©2003 The Regents of the University of California

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


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Correspondence,1931-1992

Physical Description: 2 linear feet

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Arranged into two subseries: Chronological and Special topics.

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Subseries 1.1 Chronological,1958-1992

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet

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Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:1

October 13, 1958 - February 29, 1960

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Box 1:2

March 3, 1960-December 23, 1960

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Box 1:3

Jan. 18, 1960-June 29, 1962

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Box 1:4

July 2, 1962 - Dec. 29, 1962

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Box 1:5

Jan. 8, 1963-June 28, 1963

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Box 1:6

July 1, 1963-Dec. 26, 1963

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Box 1:7

Jan 3, 1964-Dec. 30, 1965

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Box 1:8

Jan. 3, 1966-Dec. 29, 1966

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Box 1:9

Jan. 3, 1967 - Dec. 27, 1967

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Box 1:10

Jan. 2, 1968 - Nov. 22, 1968

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Box 1:11

Jan. 31, 1969 - Dec. 31, 1969

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Box 1:12

Jan 7, 1970 - Dec. 20, 1970

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Box 2:1

June 19, 1970 - Sept. 14, 1970

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Box 2:2

Jan. 1, 1971 - Dec. 27, 1971

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Box 2:3

Jan. 3, 1972 - Dec. 7, 1972

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Box 2:4

Jan. 8, 1973 - Dec. 24, 1974

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Box 2:5

Jan. 23, 1975 - Dec. 22, 1975

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Box 2:6

Jan 5, 1976 - Dec. 30, 1976

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Box 2:7

Jan. 3, 1977 - Dec. 19, 1977

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Box 2:8

Jan. 11, 1978 - Sept. 19, 1978

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Box 2:9

Jan. 25, 1979 - Nov. 12, 1981

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Box 2:10

1991-1992

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Subseries 1.2 Special topics,1931-1983

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet

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Arranged into three subseries: Printed materials, Trail markers, and Other subjects.
 

Subseries 1.2.1 Printed materials,1959-1983

Physical Description: 6 folders

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Box 2:11

Books about Pony Express,1959-1965

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Box 2:12

Reinfelds book,1974-1976

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Box 2:13

Sharp book,1972

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Box 2:14

National Geographic article,1977-1981

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Box 2:15

Centaur magazine article,1981-1983

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Box 2:16

Kraft, Jack.1974

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Subseries 1.2.2 Trail Markers,1931-1971

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 2:17

Establishing Trail Markers,1931

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Photocopies
Box 2:18

Hawley Grade Marker,1965-1970

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Box 2:19

Trail Marker Report: Missouri,1971

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Box 2:20

Trail Marker Report: Nebraska,1971

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Box 2:21

Trail Marker Report: Wyoming,1971

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Subseries 1.2.3 Other subjects,1966-1983

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 2:22

Commemorative plaque,1969-1973

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Box 2:23

National Pony Express Association,Jan. 1977 - Dec. 1982

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Box 2:24

National Pony Express Association,Jan. 7, 1983 - Dec. 29, 1983

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Box 2:25

Pattee House,1980-1983

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Box 3:47

St. Joseph, MO1966-1983

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Series 2 National Pony Express Centennial Association,1962-1977

Physical Description: 2 folders

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Box 3:1

Treasurer's file,Mar. 18, 1970 - May 18, 1970

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Box 3:2

Check book,Aug. 30, 1962-March 10, 1977

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Series 3 Photographs and Pictures,1962-1972

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

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Box 3:2a

Negative of Pony Express Marker,n.d.

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Box 3:3

Dedication of the Pony Express plaque at Harrahs club, Stateline, Nev.,April 4, 1963

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Box 3:4

Dedication of the Pony Express plaque at Austin, Nev.,Aug. 3, 1963

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Box 3:5

Dedication of the Pony Express plaque at Carson City, Nev.,Aug. 17, 1963

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Box 3:6

Dedication of the Pony Express plaque, Nev.,1963

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Box 3:7

Dedication of the Pony Express plaque, Utah,1963

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Box 3:8

Pony Express plaques, Stateline, Nev.,Apr. 1963

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Box 3:9

Pony Express plaques, Genoa, Nev.,1963

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Box 3:10

Pony Express markers, Genoa, Nev.,1963

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Box 3:11

Dry Creek Station, Nev.n.d.

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Box 3:12

Dry Creek Station, Nev. clippingAug. 9, 1964

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Box 3:13

Pony Express plaques, Californian.d.

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Box 3:14

Sketches for bronze plaques,1962

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Box 3:15

Pony Express statue model,n.d.

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Box 3:16

Markers in Wyoming,n.d.

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Box 3:17

St. Joseph Museum,1972

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Series 4 Halbert Writings,1960-1982

Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet

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Arranged into three subseries: Speeches, Articles, Vignettes.

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Subseries 4.1 Speeches,1960-1970

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Box 3:18

Sacramento County Historical Society,October 27, 1960

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Box 3:19

Stateline, CAApril 4, 1963

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Box 3:20

Woodfords,July 24, 1966

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Box 3:21

Rescue,July 4, 1967

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Box 3:22

110th Anniversary,April 4, 1970

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Subseries 4.2 Articles,1962-1981

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Box 3:23

San Francisco Recorder,1962

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Box 3:24

Centaur,1981

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Box 3:25

The Name of the First Pony Express Rider Out of Sacramento,n.d.

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Subseries 4.3 Vignettes,1967-1982

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Box 3:26

Trip East,July 4, 1967

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Box 3:27

Heroes,July 4, 1968

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Box 3:28

Trip West,July 4, 1969

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Box 3:29

Sportsman's Hall,July 4, 1970

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Box 3:30

Hastings Building,July 4, 1971

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Box 3:31

Yanks Station,July 4, 1972

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Box 3:32

Pleasant Grove,July 4, 1973

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Box 3:33

Placerville,1973

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Box 3:34

Folsom,July 4, 1975

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Box 3:35

15-Mile House,July 4, 1975

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Box 3:36

Mud Springs,July 4, 1976

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Box 3:37

Mormon Tavern,July 4, 1977

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Box 3:38

Woodfords,July 4, 1977

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Box 3:39

Strawberry Station,July 4, 1979

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Box 3:40

Buffalo Bill,July 4, 1980

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Box 3:41

California Pony Express Trail,July 4, 1981

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Box 3:42

Magnolia House aka 5 Mile House,1981

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Box 3:43

Nevada trail,1982

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Box 3:44

Kansas and the Pony Express,1982

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Box 3:45

Hope Valley,n.d.

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Box 3:46

Mountain Democrat,n.d.

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Series 5 Clippings and articles on the Pony Express,1923-1983

Physical Description: 6 folders

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Box 4:1

Clippings: Apr. 3, 1960 - June 29, 1960

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Box 4:2

Clippings: July 1, 1960 - Dec. 3, 1963

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Box 4:3

Clippings: March 1, 1964 - June 30, 1974

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Box 4:4

Clippings: March 26, 1975 - June 12, 1981

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Box 4:5

Clippings: November 4, 1982 - May 4, 1983

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Box 4:6

Articles: 1923-1971

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Series 6 Pony Express Centennial Celebration,1960-1979

Physical Description: 3 folders

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Box 4:7

Newspaper Clippings, pamphlets, notes and other memorial items,1960

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Box 4:8

Newspaper Clippings, pamphlets, notes and other memorial items,1960-1978

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Box 4:9

Newspaper Clippings, pamphlets, notes and other memorial items,1960-1979

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Series 7. Historical research material,1934-1981

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet

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Arranged into two subseries: Research material and Restoration plans.

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Subseries 7.1. Research material,1934-1981

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Box 4:10

Buffalo Bill's Imposter,n.d.

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Box 4:11

Historical landmark section, Dept. of Parks and Recreationn.d.

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Box 4:12

Placerville1934-1935

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Photocopies
Box 4:13

Pony Express Riders1976

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Box 4:14

Riders Oathn.d.

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Box 4:15

St. Joseph, Missouri1966-1981

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Box 3:48

Headquarters of Russell, Majors, Waddelln.d.

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Subseries 7.2. Restoration plans, 1970-1979

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Box 4:16

Hastings Building, Sacramento,1971

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Box 4:17

Boom Building, Placerville,1974

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Box 4:18

Sportsman's Hall1970

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Series 8. Sophie Comstock Memorial Committee,1962-1982

Physical Description: 1 linear foot

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Box 5:1

Pony Express statue, photo of Comstock model,n.d.

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Box 5:2

Stationary,n.d.

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Box 5:3

Sketches for Sacramento Pony Express Monument,n.d.

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Box 5:4

Papers,1962-1964

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Box 5:5

Papers,1965-1974

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Box 5:6

Papers,1975-1981

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Box 5:7

Papers,1982

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Series 9. Maps and memorabilia,n.d.

Physical Description: 1 linear foot

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Box 6

Maps of the Pony Express Routes,n.d.

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Box 7

Maps of the Pony Express Routes n.d.

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Box 5:10

Plaques, trophies, and ceremonial coins,n.d.

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Series 10. Thunder Before Lightning,1961-1966

Physical Description: 2 folders

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Box 5:8

Thunder before Lightning: The Pony Express in story and stamp, by Robert L. Robbins,1961

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Box 5:9

Thunder before Lightning bound typescript by Robert L. Robbins,1966

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