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John Lawler papers, 1889-1937 (bulk 1889-1915)

AZ 179


Collection Summary

Creator: Lawler, John, 1857-1916
COLLECTION NAME:John Lawler papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1889-1937 (bulk 1889-1915)
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:10 linear feet
COLLECTION NUMBER: AZ 179
REPOSITORY: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL:http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

John Lawler was a Prescott, Arizona businessman and cattle rancher with extensive mining interests chiefly in the Eureka Mining District, Yavapai County, Arizona, the most important of which was the Hillside Mine.


Scope and Content Note

The collection includes correspondence, legal papers, assay reports, financial records, and maps relating to mining, livestock, and ranching operations, business property in Prescott, including construction of the "Lawler Block", San Diego, and Kansas City, Missouri. Some business records relate to Lawler's partnership with Edmund Wells. Also included are political correspondence with Col. John F. Wilson, U. S. Delegate from Arizona, 1902, and records of membership in various fraternal organizations.


Organization

This collection is organized into eight series:
Series I: Correspondence and Personal Material, 1892-1931
Series II: Mining Business Records, 1889-1937
Series III: Banking Records
Series IV: Wiser vs. Lawler, District Court of Yavapai County, Arizona, Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona and the U. S. Supreme Court, 1897-1902
Series V: Pick and Drill Mining Company
Series VI: Livestock and Property Records, 1890-1915
Series VII: Vouchers and Bills, 1891-1916
Series VIII: Mining Maps

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

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

Personal Name(s)
Wells, Edmund William, 1846-1938
Wilson, John F., 1846-1911 -- Correspondence

Corporate Name(s)
Arizona Livestock Board
Freemasons. Grand Lodge of Arizona
Lawler and Wells (Firm) -- Records and correspondence
Pick and Drill Mining Company -- Records and correspondence
Seven Stars Gold Mining Company -- Records and correspondence

Geographic Name(s)
Prescott (Ariz.) -- Buildings -- History -- Sources

Subject(s)
Banks and banking -- Arizona -- Prescott -- History -- Sources
Banks and banking -- California -- San Diego -- History -- Sources
Cattle trade -- Arizona -- History -- Sources
Gold mines and mining -- Arizona -- Yavapai County -- History -- Sources
Hillside Mine (Ariz.)
Mines and mineral resources -- Arizona -- Yavapai County
Real property -- Arizona -- Prescott -- History -- Sources
Real property -- California -- San Diego -- History -- Sources

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Ledger
Maps


Administrative Information

Credit Line

John Lawler papers (AZ 179). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Correspondence and Personal Material, 1892-1931
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11 General. , 1892-1916, 1931
Includes a letter from Mark Smith, September 14, 1910
12 Fraternal Lodge: Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Al Malaikah Temple, Oasis of Los Angeles. , 1894, 1902
12 Fraternal Lodge: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Prescott Lodge, No. 330. , 1899-1916
12 Fraternal Lodge: Free and Accepted Masons, Aztlan Lodge, No. 1. , 1890-1914
12 Fraternal Lodge: Royal Arch Masons, Prescott Chapter, No. 2. , 1890-1914
12 Fraternal Lodge: Knights Templar, Ivanhoe Commandery, No. 2. , 1891-1914
13 Political letters of Col. J. F. Wilson, delegate to Congress. , 1902
1 Letter-books. , 1893-1908
Series II: Mining Business Records, 1889-1937
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21 John Lawler Mines: Bills. , 1889-1892
22 Seven Stars Gold Mining Company: Bills. , 1893
23-8 Lawler and Wells: Vouchers. , 1894-March 1906
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31-5 Lawler and Wells: Vouchers. , April 1906-1910
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41 John Lawler Mines: Vouchers and bills. , 1901-1916
42 Hillside Mine: Legal papers, reports, etc. , 1889-1922
43 Mines: Miscellaneous papers.
44 Mines: Assay reports and shipping returns.
45 Mines: Time Book. , January 1896-October 1913
46 Copper Queen and Mountain Spring Mines: Legal papers, etc. , 1898-1912
47 Copper King and Old Dick Mines: Legal papers, etc. , 1891-1908, 1937
48 Various Mines: Notice of Mining Locations.
49 Various Mines: Legal papers, etc.
volume
5 Seven Stars Mining Company: Shipments. , 1892
volume
6 Daybook. , October 1892-August 1893
volume
7 Daybook. , January-June 1893
volume
8 Ledger. , May-August 1892
volume
9 Ledger. , October 1892-1893
volume
10 Journal. , September 1903-June 1915
box
11 Mines: Record and Order Book. , 1891
11 Mines: Daybook. , May-October 1892
11 Mines: Inventories (store, warehouse, etc.). , 1895
11 Mines: Seven Stars Mining Company Expense Book. , 1895-1896
11 Mines: Record Book (grain and hay received at Hillside Station). , 1896
11 Mines: Interest Ledger of John Lawler. , 1891-1899
11 Mines: Notes Receivable and Rent records of occupants of the Lawler Block. , 1891-1902 and 1901-1932
11 Mines: Daybook (Lawler and Wells). , July 1903-September 1906
11 Mines: Miscellaneous financial records. , 1892-1893, 1906, 1908-1909
Series III: Banking Records
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121 Bank of Arizona in Prescott: Miscellaneous items.
122-4 Bank of Arizona in Prescott: Checks. , 1890-1916
125 Yavapai County Savings Bank in Prescott.
126 Prescott National Bank.
127 Cimarron Bank in Cimarron, Kansas and other Kansas banks.
128 National Bank of San Diego, San Diego, California.
129 Miscellaneous banking material.
Series IV: Wiser vs. Lawler, District Court of Yavapai County, Arizona, Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona and the U. S. Supreme Court, 1897-1902
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131 Wiser vs. Lawler: In the District Court of Yavapai County, Arizona. , 1897-1898
Includes Reporter's Transcript, Abstract of Testimony and Findings of Facts.
131 Wiser vs. Lawler: In the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona. , 1899
Includes a Statement, Brief and Argument for Appellees (2 copies).
131 Wiser vs. Lawler: In the Supreme Court of the United States. , 1902
Includes Statements and Brief for Respondents.
Series V: Pick and Drill Mining Company
boxfolder
132 Pick and Drill Mining Company: Bills. , 1911
133 Pick and Drill Mining Company: Miscellaneous financial papers.
134 Pick and Drill Mining Company: Checks.
Series VI: Livestock and Property Records, 1890-1915
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141 Livestock: Legal papers.
142 Livestock: Ledger, Journal, Cattle Shipments. , 1896
143 Livestock: Miscellaneous Papers, including cattle brands, etc.
144 Arizona Livestock Sanitary Board Papers. , 1901-1910
145 "Capital Block."
146 City Lots (various).
147 Lawler Block: Legal papers, etc.
148 Lawler Block: Construction, bids, etc.
149 City Taxes, Prescott. , 1900-1914
1410 Taxes: Territorial, State, County. , 1893-1913
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151-6 Lawler and Union Blocks: Vouchers. , 1900-1904
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161-5 Lawler Block: Vouchers. , 1905-1909, 1913-1915
166 Lawler Block: Water Bills. , 1900-1914
167 Lawler Block: Electric Bills. , 1900-1914
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171 G Ranch: Legal papers.
172-5 G Ranch: Vouchers, statements, etc. , 1900-1915
176 Ranch and Horses: Vouchers, etc. , 1904-1907
Brands identified in the repository finding aid.
177 Hickey Ranch: Vouchers, etc. , 1904-1907
178 Thompson Valley Property: Legal papers, vouchers, etc. , 1884-1915
179 County Property: Miscellaneous material.
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181 San Diego Property: Correspondence. , 1893-1908
182 San Diego Property: Legal papers.
183 San Diego Property: Bills and receipts. , 1890-1905
184 San Diego Property: Statements, inventory, etc.
185 San Diego Property: Taxes. , 1893-1909
186 Property: Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City Missouri.
Series VII: Vouchers and Bills, 1891-1916
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191-5 Personal: Vouchers and bills. , 1891-1916
196 Estate of W. and M. Lynch: Vouchers. , 1900-1909
Series VIII: Mining Maps
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20 The Hillside Mines, Yavapai County, Arizona. Surveyed and drawn by Alex O. Brodie. , August 1, 1892
20 Map showing John Lawler's Interests in Eureka Mining District, Yavapai County, Arizona. Compiled from official surveys by H. R. Wood.
20 Hillside Mine Assay Section by H. R. Wood. Accompanied by a book of computations. , December 1903
20 Key, showing location of mining properties in the Eureka Mining District, western Yavapai County, Arizona. Possibly by H. R. Wood. , September 1929
20 Map of Comstock and Dexter and adjoining claims, Eureka Mining District, Yavapai County, Arizona.
20 Claim map of Old Dick, Eureka Mining District, Yavapai County, Arizona, by A. M. Gillespi. Data by H. R. Wood. (2 original drawings, 1 blueprint, 2 copies).
20 Plates of Old Dick, Copper King and Copper Queen. , 1891, 1891 and 1901
20 Old Dick Assay Map by H. R. Wood. , December 1929
20 Hillside Mine: three sectional drawings.
20 Township map of mine locations (original and blueprint).
20 Log of airport well.