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Governor Myron H. McCord 1897-1898

RG 001 SG 04


Creator: Governor Myron H. McCord
Title: Governor Myron H. McCord
Inclusive Dates: 1897-1898
Quantity: 2 Boxes, 1 volume
Abstract:This collection contains one bound volume of Governor McCord's letters and two boxes (.75 linear feet) of correspondence.
Identification: RG 001 SG 04
Language: English
Repository: Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records
Archives and Records Management
Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records
Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building
1901 W. Madison St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85009
Phone: (602) 926-3720
Fax: (602) 256-7982
E-Mail: archives@azlibrary.gov

Biographical Note

Myron Hawley McCord was born on November 26, 1840 in McKean County, Pennsylvania. In the mid 1840s, the McCord family moved to New York where McCord attended public schools and the Richburg Academy. In 1854, McCord went to Wisconsin with his father and worked as a lumberman while attending school a few months each year. At age 20, he went into business for himself and worked in logging and building roads until he became a lawyer at age 21. McCord held a variety of local and state offices before he represented Wisconsin in the United States House of Representatives from 1889 to 1891.

In 1893, McCord moved to Arizona and began to farm, grow fruit and raise cattle. He also owned half of the Arizona Gazette at some point. In 1895, Governor Hughes appointed McCord to the Territorial Board of Control which oversaw public institutions. In 1897, President McKinley, who served in Congress with McCord, appointed him Territorial Governor.

In 1898, McCord asked to raise a regiment of Arizona volunteers for the looming Spanish American War and he became a colonel in the First Territorial Infantry when fighting commenced. After volunteering for military service, McCord was forced to resign his position as Arizona Governor in July 1898. After the war, McCord served as United States Marshall for Arizona and the custom collector at Nogales. In 1908, he returned to Phoenix because of ill health and he died on August 27.


Scope and Content

This collection contains one bound volume of Governor McCord's letters and two boxes (.75 linear feet) of correspondence.


Arrangement

The unbound correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Restrictions

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Related Material

For related material see Arizona Secretary of the Territory (RG 6).


Administrative Information

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Container List

Governor Myron H. McCord, 1897-1898
Myron H. McCord, 1897-1898
volume
46 General Letters, 7/1897-6/1898
Box
1 Governor McCord, 1897-1898
1 John P. Anderson; thank you, 1898
folder
2 United Verde Copper Company; permission to ship live quail to Pennsylvania, 1898
folder
3 The State of Arizona Improvement Company; release of men and guard for canal work, 1898
folder
4 The Argus Newspaper; report to Governor about Arizona resources and industries, 1898
folder
5 United States Department of Agriculture; operation of Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, 1898
folder
6 Auditor for the State and Other Departments; vouchers for contingent expenses and industries, 1898
folder
7 Casa Grande residents' request for arms and ammunition for protection from attacks from Mexican border, undated
folder
8 A.C. Bernard Naval Academy appointment, 1898
folder
9 United States Land Office; Mexican or Spanish land grants, 1898
folder
10 Territorial Geologist Report on wolframite in Dragoon Mountains, 1898
folder
11 Southern Pacific Railroad Company Report of planned train robbery, 1898
folder
12 Post Office appointments for Tucson and Williams, 1898
folder
13 Herbert Brown regarding requested report, 1898
folder
14 National Irrigation Congress Annual Session scheduling, 1898
folder
15 Port of Nogales Customs District Report and Mexican/American Relations, 1898
folder
16 Request for Appointment of New Indian Agent to Sacaton Indians, 1898
folder
17 George Cluff Offers Help to Republican Party, 1898
folder
18 Request for Doctors Davidson to obtain medical licenses for Arizona, 1898
folder
19 War Department regarding protection of Arizona citizens, 1898
folder
20 Ramon Corral Governor of Sonora; cattle ticks, letters of introduction for Beckenridge and Smalley, 1898
folder
21 C.W. Crouse; requests appointment as Indian Agent, 1898
folder
22 Will C. Barnes Livestock Sanitary Board; appointment of Sidney Thomas as inspector and detective for cattle stealing problems, 1898
folder
23 L. W. Bushnell; homesteading claims in Arizona, 1898
folder
24 W.S. DeWolf United States Senate re: Mr. Hughes embezzlement or larceny charges, 1898
folder
25 John W. Dorrington, Superintendent of the Territorial Prison of Arizona; Pardons, escapes, and commutations of sentence, 1898
folder
26 A. Doyle re: Appointment as Livestock Inspector, 1898
folder
27 Copy of book "Laborer and the Capitalist" sent, 1898
folder
28 Treasury Department requests duplicate certificate of deposit, 1898
folder
29 Henry P. Ewing, Hualapai Indian Agency, Department of the Interior; census of Hualapai and Yavasupai Indians, 1898
folder
30 Request from University of Arizona Alumni Association for commencement speech, 1898
folder
31 D.W. Flagler Office of the Chief of Ordnance, United States Army; sale of ordnance stores, 1898
folder
32 Attorney Rochester Ford re: Estate of Frederick L. Anderson, 1898
folder
33 James J. Franklin; application for a Commission of Notary Public, 1898
folder
34 O.D. Gaddis; McCord resigning from governorship, 1898
folder
35 Letter to John A. Morse re: Appointment for Morse's Son, 1898
folder
36 John Gandolfo Requesting pardon for Leandro Imperial, 1898
folder
37 Commercial Agent of Mexico Requesting protection for Mexican Arizona citizens, 1898
folder
38 Invitation to banquet at Arizona Territorial Normal School, 1898
folder
39 Secretary of Territorial Prison of Arizona request for leave, 1898
folder
40 A.F. Gunn, American Book Company; Gates Pamphlet circulation, 1898
folder
41 Gunn of United States Senate re: Hughes for Tucson Postmaster, 1898
folder
42 F.S. Hafford Request for letter of introduction and recommendations, 1898
folder
43 J.R. Halsey, Denver, Colorado, re: refusal of appointment, 1898
folder
44 W.P. Harlow, Attorney, Nogales; Mr. Hartman speaking against the administration, also incident of pulling down the French and Italian flags, 1898
folder
45 J.L. Hathaway re: Formation of National Guard Light Artillery Battery, 1898
folder
46 W.T. Heffernan, M.D., Yuma Territorial Prison re: leave of absence, 1898
folder
47 W. Hibbard, M.D., re: Board of Medical Examiners requirements, 1897
folder
48 George W.P. Hunt, Globe, re: submission of report, 1898
folder
49 E.T. Ingle, United States Court, Tucson, requesting endorsement, 1898
folder
50 Office of Indian Affairs re: Indian boys employment, 1898
folder
51 Department of the Interior re: returning bills for filing, 1898
folder
52 Thomas C. Job requests Arizona Territorial Report, 1898
folder
53 W.D. Johnson, International Mining Congress delegates, 1898
folder
54 T.W. Johnston, re: letter of identification for Mary L. White, 1898
folder
55 Wiley E. Jones, Graham County re: authority to raise regiment, 1898
folder
56 H.D. Keppler, Morenci re: Mexican-American citizens relations, 1898
folder
57 Land Office, Department of the Interior re: endorsements, 1898
folder
58 Helen Lorrimer, Grace Lutheran Church re: autograph for quilt, 1898
folder
59 Los Angeles National Bank; duplicate certificates of deposit, 1898
folder
60 A.E. Marden; request for appointment as Indian Agent, 1898
folder
61 J.C. Martin; bill for state blanks printed and also request for Governor’s report, 1898
folder
62 George H. Maxwell; Federal Irrigation Works, 1898
folder
63 C.R. Mayers, Capitol Building Bonds, 1898
folder
64 Wilbur McDonald, cattle inspector appointment, 1898
folder
65 V.E. Messinger; notary public appointment, 1898
folder
66 Mohave County Miner, Anson H. Smith; bill for publication of Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1898
folder
67 Col. E. B. Moore; land foreclosure bid., 1898
folder
68 Robert E. Morrison; invitation to attend funeral obsequies Captain O’Neill and others, 1898
folder
69 F.M. Murphy; territorial securities and other matters, 1898
folder
70 Marshall H. Williams; commendation for Mr. C.B. Mabee as application for postmaster, 1898
folder
71 National Volunteer Reserve, 1898
folder
72 W.F. Nichols; military company to protect the town of Willcox, 1898
folder
73 J.C. Norton; inspection of cattle and passing them across quarantine line, 1898
folder
74 F.W. Palmer; printing bills for Report of Governor to the Secretary of Interior, 1898
folder
75 M. M. Parker, University of Arizona; Miss Margaret Randal, report to Governor and invitation to commencement exercises, 1898
folder
76 John D. Payne; request for extension of furlough also resignation as Field Superintendent of the Arizona Penitentiary, 1898
folder
77 Bureau of Pensions, 1898
folder
78 Colonel Brodie, Military Service, 1898
folder
79 Alfred Quetu; tickets for St. Patrick’s Illustrated Lecture and Grand Ball, 1898
folder
80 C. C. Rearick; regulation of pharmacy in Arizona, 1898
folder
81 S.B. Reddick; inquiring whereabouts of John J. Reddick, 1898
folder
82 Joseph Reid; contractors facing unfair competition from convict labor, 1898
Box
2 Governor McCord, 1897-1898
folder
1 Allan Rutherford; pension for Mrs. Mary Loomis of Prescott, 1898
folder
2 H.B. St. Claire; letter of introduction to Mr. Oscar Lechner also affidavits of San Francisco Chronicle, 1898
folder
3 Thomas D. Satterwhite; dismissal of indictments against Fred C. Hughes, 1898
folder
4 Winfield Lewis, Scottsdale; conditions at the State Normal School, 1898
folder
5 W. Skilliain; application for Assistant Superintendent at Yuma Prison, 1898
folder
6 Joseph P. Smith, Bureau of American Republics; application of Mr. Morrison, 1897
folder
7 Joseph P. Smith; correspondence re: contributing for widow and children of Mr. Smith, 1898
folder
8 I.E. Solomon; Immigration laws, 1898
folder
9 A.J. Specker, Insane Asylum Conditions, 1898
folder
10 Mrs. J.W. Stewart; protesting the impending appointment of C. W. Crouse to the Sacaton Indian Agency, undated
folder
11 James W. Toumey; sugar beet production in Arizona, 1898
folder
12 The Voice; use of beer and liquor by soldiers, 1898
folder
13 Wisconsin State Semi-Centennial, 1898