The Land of Mañana, 1883

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The Land of Mañana, 1883

AZ 029

Collection Summary

Creator: Blake, William Edgar,
Collection Name:The Land of Mañana,
Physical Description:1 item (191 leaves); 30 cm.
Abstract:Holograph of a journal depicting a train trip through the southwest and Mexico in 1883.
Collection Number:AZ 029
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

William Edgar Blake was born in Morning Sun, Ohio on June 27, 1844. Blake and his family moved to Iowa in 1845. He attended Monmouth College in Illinois, and went on to study law at Iowa State University earning his law degree in 1869. Blake was also a Civil War vetran serving with the Company C, First Iowa calvary.

In 1869 Blake and his wife Sarah Lucretia Hurd, moved to Burlington, Iowa where he practiced law until his death in 1915.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph manuscript consists of a journal of a railway trip through New Mexico, Arizona, and, chiefly, northern Mexico in 1883.


This collection is organized Chronologically



Restricted; patron must use microfilm, no. 573, due to fragile condition of originals.


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Access Terms

Geographic Name(s)
Arizona--Description and travel.
Mexico--Description and travel.
New Mexico--Description and travel.

Administrative Information

Credit Line

The Land of Mañana (AZ 029). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.