Papers of William E. Thomas 1885-1922

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Papers of William E. Thomas 1885-1922

AZ 018

Collection Summary

Creator: Thomas, William E.
Collection Name: Papers of William E. Thomas
Inclusive Dates: 1885-1922
Physical Description:0.4 Linear ft
Abstract:Correspondence, reports, bills, legal documents, and financial records pertaining to William E. Thomas' busines and political activities in Arizona.
Collection Number:AZ 018
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

Businessman, city and county official, of Phoenix, Ariz. Served as Postmaster of Phoenix, 1894-1898, and of Liberty, Ariz., 1901, 1905.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, bills, legal documents, and financial records pertaining to Thomas' activities in real estate, mining, business, politics, and his public service as postmaster, clerk of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and clerk of Maricopa County Superior Court. Includes mining records for various locations chiefly the Blue Bird Mine and Prince of Arizona Mining Company.


This collection is organized into 5 series



There are no restrictions on this collection


It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Access Terms

Corporate Name(s)
Arizona. Superior Court (Maricopa County)>
Blue Bird Mine (Ariz.)
Prince of Arizona Mining Company.

Mines and mineral resources--Arizona--Maricopa County.
Mines and mineral resources--Arizona--Yavapai County.
Postal service--Arizona--History--Sources.
Real property--Arizona--Phoenix.

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Thomas, William E.,(AZ 018). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1896-1922
11 1896-1914
12 1915
13 1916-1922
Series II: Financial records, 1885-1920
14 Bills 1885-1920
15 Blue Bird Mine (formerly Donald Mine) undated
16 Clerk, Superior Court, Maricopa County undated
17 La Coronado Development Company undated
18 General Merchandise Store, Liberty, Arizona 1903-1904
19 Land and Real estate papers(miscellaneous) undated
110 Legal papers: Agreements, mortgages undated
Series III: Mining Papers, 1896-1922
111 1896-1914
112 Miscellaneous Financial papers undated
113 Personal undated
113a Photographs undated
Series IV: Legal Records, 1889-1912
114 Prince of Arizona Mining company 1896-1914
115 Stock certificates 1881-1907
116 Stock certificates 1881-1907
116 Taxes (state and county) 1904-1917
Series V: U.S. Post Office Papers, 1889-1912
117 Phoenix 1894-1898
117 Liberty 1901-1905