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Daniel Ellis Conner Papers 1954-1964

MSS-30


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Conner, Daniel Ellis, 1837-1920
Title: Daniel Ellis Conner Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1954-1964
Quantity: 2 Boxes (1.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract:The Daniel Ellis Conner Papers are comprised of the original Conner manuscript and correspondence regarding its purchase by Arizona State University. The Conner Manuscript is an undated holograph account of Conner's experiences prospecting in the west and travelling with the Walker Party in Arizona in the mid-nineteenth century.
Identification: MSS-30
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Greater Arizona Collection
Arizona State University Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Daniel Ellis Conner, prospector and civil engineer, was born on December 24, 1837 at Bardstown, Kentucky. He attended Hanover College in Kentucky from 1856 to 1858 and then relocated to Ridgeley, Missouri where he lived with relatives and sought employment as a civil engineer. From 1859 to 1861 Conner prospected in the gold fields of Colorado and in the fall of 1862 he joined the Walker Party in a mining exploration expedition in Arizona and New Mexico.

In later years Conner worked in civil engineering in his hometown of Bardstown, in Cincinnati, Ohio and in Wilmington and Riverside, California. He died at the Riverside County Hospital on June 19, 1920.


Scope and Content Note

The Daniel Ellis Conner Papers are comprised of the original Conner manuscript and correspondence regarding its purchase by Arizona State University. The Conner Manuscript is an undated holograph account of Conner's experiences prospecting in the west and travelling with the Walker Party in Arizona in the mid-nineteenth century.


Arrangement

This collection consists of two boxes.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Distinctive Collections Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Copyright

Arizona State University does not own copyright to this collection. Distinctive Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Conner, Daniel Ellis, 1837-1920.
Walker, Joseph Reddeford, 1798-1876.

Geographic Name(s)
Southwest, New -- Description and travel.

Subject(s)
Mines and mineral resources -- Arizona.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Daniel Ellis Conner Papers, MSS-30. Arizona State University Library: Greater Arizona Collection.

Provenance

The Daniel Ellis Conner Collection was purchased from a dealer in 1955 (ACC# 82-018).


Container List

BoxFolder
11 Conner Manuscript, undated (Part 1; 94 Pages)
12 Conner Manuscript, undated (Part 2; 96 Pages)
13 Conner Manuscript, undated (Part 3; 100 Pages)
14 Conner Manuscript, undated (Part 4; 94 Pages)
15 Conner Manuscript, undated (Part 5; 92 Pages)
16 Conner Manuscript, undated (Part 6; 92 Pages)
17 Conner Manuscript, undated (Part 7; 102 Pages)
18 Conner Manuscript, undated (Part 8; 46 Pages)
BoxFolder
21 Conner Manuscript, 1954 (Volume 1)
22 Conner Manuscript, 1954 (Volume 2)
23 Correspondence, 1955-1964