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Leighton Finley papers, 1879-1892

AZ 005

Collection Summary

Creator: Finley, Leighton, 1856-1894
Collection Name:Leighton Finley papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1879-1892
Physical Description:.2 linear feet
Abstract:Diary, notebooks, biographical material, and photographs relating to Finley's Army service.
Collection Number:AZ 005
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Finley was a U.S. Army officer, Lieutenant, 10th cavalry, in Texas, 1880-1881, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1881-1884, and Arizona, 1885-1892.

Scope and Content Note

Diary, notebooks, biographical material, and photographs relating to Finley's Army service. Includes studio photographs of Apache Indians, military personnel and living quarters at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Grant, Arizona; and Fort Apache, Arizona.


This collection is organized into two series:
I. Personal materials
II. Photographs





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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Finley, Leighton, 1856-1894

Corporate Name(s)
United States -- Army -- Cavalry, 10th
United States -- Army -- Military life -- History -- Sources

Geographic Name(s)
Fort Apache Indian Reservation (Ariz.) -- Photographs
Fort Grant (Ariz.) -- Photographs
Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) -- Photographs

Apache Indians -- Photographs
Apache Indians -- Wars
Military bases -- West (U.S.)

Genre Form(s)

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Leighton Finley papers (AZ 005). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Personal Materials
11 Official record of Leighton Finley, handwritten, 2 pages.
12 Two notebooks, photocopies. , 1879-1883
13 Two notebooks, originals. , 1879-1883
Series II: Photographs
14 Military personnel.
Nine photographs, chiefly officers at Fort Leavenworth, Fort Grant, San Carlos, and other places. Several photos with photographer's stamp.
15 Fort Apache. , 1887-1890
Five photographs of interiors of homes; one photograph of exterior of home, Finley and others on porch; one photograph of officers and families on horseback; one group portrait 10th Cavalry Troop A.
16 Fort Grant.
One photograph of officers and family on steps; one photograph of interior of Finley quarters; one photograph of exterior officer's quarters with families in yard; one photograph of exterior parade grounds, troops, tennis courts, officer's quarters, and lake. Two photographs include Bakers and Johnston stamp.
17 Apache Indians, San Carlos Reservation.
Seven photographs, include D.A. Markey stamp.
18 Apache Indians.
Five drawings. One postcard depicting scenes of Chiricahua prisoners en route from Arizona to Fort Augustine, Florida, 1886.
19 Various Indians.
Five photographs. Black Hawk, Apache; Powder Face (?) Arapaho; White Horse, Kiowa; Far-low, Kiowa boy; Now-a-way, Comanche. W.S. Soule, Fort Sill, I.T. stamp.
110 Miscellaneous.
Two photographs. Carriage at base of cliff dwelling ruins, possibly in northern Arizona. Portrait of Cooley's three daughters by Native American mother, Arizona.