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Edward Palmer manuscripts, 1861-1889

AZ 197


Collection Summary

Creator: Palmer, Edward, 1831-1911
Collection Name:Edward Palmer manuscripts,
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1889
Physical Description:.4 linear feet
Abstract:This collection includes original manuscripts concerning Native Americans, Arizona military posts, and journeys in the Southwest. Holograph manuscripts in various hands include observations of Apaches while stationed at Camp Grant, 1866-1867; life and events at Camp Lincoln (Camp Verde), 1865-1866; observations made while living among the Pima Indians, 1885; Yuma Indians, 1867, 1885-1889; a journey from Fort Mohave to Williams Fork copper mines, 1870; a journey from Prescott to La Paz, 1869; Montezuma Well, ca 1866; and Civil War notes, 1861-1866.
Collection Number: AZ 197
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
URL:http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Edward Palmer was an Acting Assistant Surgeon in the U. S. Army, and was later employed by the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture from 1865-1889. He was an amateur ethnologist, anthropologist, geologist and meteorologist.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes original manuscripts concerning Native Americans, Arizona military posts, and journeys in the Southwest. Holograph manuscripts in various hands include observations of Apaches while stationed at Camp Grant, 1866-1867; life and events at Camp Lincoln (Camp Verde), 1865-1866; observations made while living among the Pima Indians, 1885; Yuma Indians, 1867, 1885-1889; a journey from Fort Mohave to Williams Fork copper mines, 1870; a journey from Prescott to La Paz, 1869; Montezuma Well, ca 1866; and Civil War notes, 1861-1866.


Organization

This collection is organized into three series:
Series I: Apache and Camp Grant Material, 1866-1867
Series II: Life at Camp Lincoln (Camp Verde), 1865-1866
Series III: Miscellaneous Material, 1861-1889

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

Geographic Name(s)
Arizona -- Description and travel
Arizona -- History -- To 1912 -- Sources
Fort Grant (Ariz.) -- History
Fort Verde (Ariz.) -- History
Montezuma Well (Yavapai County, Ariz.) -- History

Subject(s)
Apache Indians -- History -- 19th century
Fort Verde (Ariz.) -- History
Military bases -- Arizona -- History
Pima Indians -- History -- 19th century

Genre Form(s)
Holographic Manuscripts


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Edward Palmer manuscripts (AZ 197). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Apache and Camp Grant Material, 1866-1867
boxfolder
11 Camp Grant Material. , 1866-1867
Details of military interaction with the Apaches observed while Edward Palmer was stationed at Fort Grant. Observations includes the military defense of the Guido Igles Treaty, Indian Ration Day at Camp Grant, personal impression of the effect of the military on the Apaches and remarks made by Col. Chittenden to the Apaches at a preliminary meeting on March 31, 1867.
11 Apache Material. , 1866-1867
Includes Edward Palmer's observations of Apache courtship, marriage, adultery, dress, dancing and other customs.
Series II: Life at Camp Lincoln (Camp Verde), 1865-1866
boxfolder
12 Arizona Notes. , 1865-1866
Includes three pencil sketches and notes about Camp Lincoln, and excursions taken to the Clear Creek Ruins, Beaver Creek, etc.
12 Camp Lincoln and Camp Verde. , 1865-1866
Describes life at Camp Lincoln which was moved to a new location on the Rio Verde River and became known as Camp Verde. Included are descriptions of Apache attacks, commissary prices, information about military companies stationed at the fort, meteorological notes, etc.
Series III: Miscellaneous Material, 1861-1889
boxfolder
13 Pima Indian Material. , 1885
Cultural observations made be Palmer while he was living with the Pima Indians in 1885. This includes descriptions of "witchery," Indian doctors and their cures, construction of homes and burial customs.
13 Montezuma Well. , 1866?
Description of Montezuma Well on Beaver Creek with a pencil drawing.
13 Arizona War News. , 1861-1866
Includes original army orders.
13 Trip from Fort Mohave to Williams Fork Copper Mines. , 1870
13 Yuma Indian Material. , 1867, 1885-1889
Describes Yuma Indian customs including dress, the availability of temporary wives for guests, food and burial customs.
13 Trip from Prescott to La Paz. , 1869
Includes notes on the killing of Indians near La Paz.