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Ayer (Edward E.) Papers
MS.537  
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  • Processing History
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biographical Note
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  • Contributing Institution: Library and Archives at the Autry
    Title: Edward E. Ayer Papers
    Creator: Ayer, Edward Everett
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.537
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1927
    Abstract: The principal item of this collection is a carbon trypescript copy of "Reminiscences" (of the far west, 1860-1918), 181 pages, by Edward Everett Ayer (1841-1927). Other items in this collection include a letter from Edward Ayer to Hector Alliot, a list of the Edward Ayer Collection in the Newberry Library, and Ayer's obituary from the Los Angeles Times. Materials in this collection are from 1910-1927.
    Language of Material: English .

    Processing History

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 1, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition Information

    Donations from Edward Everett Ayer between 1916 and 1922; purchase from Joseph Amasa Munk as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 May 10.

    Scope and Contents

    The principal item of this collection is a carbon typescript copy of "Reminiscences" (of the far west, 1860-1918), 181 pages, by Edward Everett Ayer (1841-1927). Other items in this collection include a letter from Edward Ayer to Hector Alliot, a list of the Edward Ayer Collection in the Newberry Library, and Ayer's obituary from the Los Angeles Times. Materials in this collection are from 1910-1927.

    Preferred Citation

    Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection, 1910-1927, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry Museum of the American West; MS.537; [folder number] [folder title] [date].

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry Museum of the American West. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Research Services and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry Museum of the American West as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit https://theautry.org/research-collections/library-and-archives  and fill out the Researcher Application Form.

    Biographical Note

    Edward Everett Ayer (1841 November 16 – 1927 May 3) was an American business magnate, best remembered for the endowments of his substantial collections of books and original manuscripts from Native American and colonial-era history and ethnology, which were donated to the Newberry Library and Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Ayer made his fortune supplying timber to the 19th century's fast-growing railroad industry, and he spent his fortune amassing an enormous collection of books and manuscripts on American history as it pertained to the North American Indian, inclusive of Central America.

    General

    Inventory

    1. - Reminiscences
    2. - Excerpts from Reminiscences
    3. - 2 c. - trip from 65 mi. Southwest of Tucson to Libertad to Tucson in 1862
    4. - 2 c. re: 1881 trip
    5. - letter - Ayer to Hector Alliot
    6. - obituary re: Ayer from Los Angeles Times by John Steven McGroarty
    7. - list of Edward Ayer Collection in the Newberry Library
    8. - notice from Cedric L. Robinson Catalog of Ayer's reminiscences copy for sale for $35.00

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Inventories
    Obituaries
    Arizona -- History
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    California -- History
    Typescripts
    Reminiscences
    Correspondence
    West (U.S.) -- History
    Newberry Library