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Register of the Small Rocky Mountain States Collections, 1898-1953
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Small Rocky Mountain States Collections,
    Date (inclusive): 1898-1953
    Collection number: Mss2
    Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Small Rocky Mountain States Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    Personal Names

    Spurgeon, W.E.
    Cassidy, Henry E.
    Clarke, Harry G.
    Couturier, J.J.
    Couturier, Nicholas
    Towlerton, Angelia Couturier

    Corporate Names

    Colorado Midland Railway Company
    Bellevue Hudson Company
    Colorado -Description and travel
    Clear Creek County (Colo.) -History -Sources
    Idaho -Description and travel
    Montana -Description and travel
    Montana -Fiction
    Utah -Description and travel
    Traveling sales personnel -West (U.S.) -Correspondence
    Cowboys -Fiction
    Authors, American -California
    Mines and mineral resources -Colorado -Clear Creek County

    Personal Names

    Hoffman, Hans


    Henry F. "Harry" Cassidy was an auctioneer and traveling salesman based in Stockton California during the first decade of the twentieth century. His sales "territory" seems to have been the Mountain states: Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Montana. While traveling in the region he wrote to family and friends about life in the region (1902-1913). [Ms2.C345]
    Little is known about writer Harry G. Clarke save that he lived in Twain Hart (Calif.) and wrote a "cowboy novel" titled Buffalo Grass (1953). [Ms2.C599]
    J. J. Couturier was a placer miner in the Montana District near Empire, Clear Creek County, Colo. (c1890-1910). He had a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Angelita Towlerton, to whom he tried to leave a claim, the Klondike Placer, in which he owned a half-interest. Correspondence in the Couturier Papers indicate that his ownership of this claim was disputed after his death by the Bellevue Hudson Company, which apparently took over the diggings and denied Couturier heirs access to the property. [Ms2.C871]