Title:National Mail and Transportation Company letters
Creator/Contributor:National Mail and Transportation Company, creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Smyth, O. R., correspondent.
Contains three letters concerning the murder of Samuel N. Chambers in New Mexico on May 31, 1880 by Apache Indians led by
Victorio, to his relatives in Spencer, Indiana. The letters give details about the circumstances of his death and four others,
S.J. Lyons, Station Keeper at Fort Cummings, Larson and Hildebrand, freighters from Pueblo "Veajo", and a Mexican man who
worked for Lyons. The letters provide information about the attack and disposition of Chamber's remains and his belongings.
His body was recovered and buried at Fort Cummings. A watch and cash he was carrying was stolen and the rest of his belongings,
a pasteboard valise and some papers, were to be sent back to Indiana. Two of the letters are on letterhead stationery of the
National Mail and Transportation Company and signed by O.R. Smyth, Superintendant. One of the letters is signed by J.E. Long,
general manager of the company, on behalf of O.R. Smyth. Includes typescript transcriptions.
Chambers, Samuel N -- -1880
Apache Chief -- Victorio -- -1880
National Mail and Transportation Company -- Correspondence
Murder -- New Mexico
Murder victims -- New Mexico
Apache Indians -- Wars -- New Mexico
Stagecoach robberies -- New Mexico
Stagecoach lines -- Mexico
National Mail and Transportation Company letters, BANC MSS 2019/107, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase from Michael D. Heaston Rare Books; 2019.
The National Mail and Transportation Company, a subsidiary of the Great Southern Overland Mail Company of St. Louis, began
operations between Santa Fe, Mesilla, and Silver City, New Mexico and Tucson, Arizona in October of 1878.
BANC MSS 2019/107 box 1