Bayless family papers, 1851-1952 (bulk 1880-1910)

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Bayless family papers, 1851-1952 (bulk 1880-1910)

AZ 228


Collection Summary

Creator: Bayless family
Collection Name:Bayless family papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1851-1952 (bulk 1880-1910)
Physical Description:3.3 linear feet
Abstract:This collection includes correspondence, legal papers, financial records, land patents, and account books of William Henry Bayless and his sons relating to cattle and sheep ranching operations in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Arizona. Also includes letters written to J.F. Shields during the Civil War, poetry written by Shields during the war, and later letters to his daughter from her husband, John Bayless. Personal materials consist of photographs and personal papers, including estate documents.
Collection Number: AZ 228
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

The Bayless family were pioneers in Arizona. William H. Bayless and his sons, Charles and John, were involved in cattle and sheep ranching in Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota before coming to Arizona in 1883. With Jehiel W. Berkalew, they established Bayless and Berkalew to manage land holdings and ranching operations in southern Arizona. J. F. Shields was a Civil War officer with the 13th Kansas Volunteers. His daughter, Elizabeth, married John Bayless.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes correspondence, legal papers, financial records, land patents, and account books of William Henry Bayless and his sons relating to cattle and sheep ranching operations in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Arizona. Also includes letters written to J.F. Shields during the Civil War, poetry written by Shields during the war, and later letters to his daughter from her husband, John Bayless. Personal materials consist of photographs and personal papers, including estate documents.


Organization

This collection is organized into six series:

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)
Bayless, Charles Henry, 1863-1938
Bayless, John Stuart
Bayless, William Henry, 1829-1926
Berkalew, Jehiel W.
Shields, John F., d. 1909

Family Name(s)
Bayless family -- Archives

Corporate Name(s)
Bayless and Berkalew Company -- Records and correspondence

Geographic Name(s)
Carlink Ranch (Ariz.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

Subject(s)
Cattle trade -- Arizona -- History -- Sources
Cattle trade -- West (U. S.) -- History -- Sources
Land titles -- Arizona
Sheep industry -- Arizona -- History -- Sources

Genre Form(s)
Account books
Correspondence
Photographs


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Bayless family papers(AZ 228). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Personal Material, 1890-1952
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11 Miscellaneous personal material including photographs. , 1890-1952
Series II: Business Correspondence and Papers, 1870-1923
boxfolder
12-7 Correspondence. , 1870-1920
18 Miscellaneous livestock papers including sales, inventories, pedigree receipts, shipping bills, etc. , 1872-1902, 1923
Series III: Shields family Material, 1862-1926
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21 J. F. Shields: Correspondence from family and friends. , 1862-1871
22 J. F. Shields: Correspondence with his fiance, Ludie. , 1867, 1881
23 J. F. Shields and family: Miscellaneous materials including photographs, a diary and correspondence. , 1886-1887, 1902-1903
24 J. F. Shields: Poetry including original poetry written during the Civil War.
25 J. F. Shields: Scrapbook.
26 John S. Bayless and Elizabeth Shields Bayless material. , 1897-1903, 1925-1926
Series IV: Bayless family Letter Books, 1899-1919
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3 Letter Book. , 1899-1906, 1914-1919
3 Letter Book. , 1905-1909
Series V: Tax and Legal Papers, 1870-1923
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41 Territorial and Cochise County taxes. , 1894, 1902-1905
41 Territorial and Graham County taxes. , 1902
42 Territorial, State and Pinal County taxes. , 1885-1918
43 Territorial, State and Pima County taxes. , 1900-1917
44 State, Pima County and City taxes. , 1918-1923
45 Tucson city taxes. , 1906-1907
46 U. S. Land Patents. , 1885, 1889-1893, 1895, 1898-1899, 1904, 1907
47 Legal papers: Kansas. , 1870-1896
48 Legal papers: Arizona land and real estate. , 1885-1899
49 Legal papers: Arizona land and real estate. , 1900-1922
410 Legal papers: Arizona livestock. , 1884-1901, 1906-1907, 1914
411 Legal papers: Arizona water rights. , 1880-1902
412 Legal papers: Miscellaneous.
Series VI: Business, Financial and Livestock Records, 1851- 1931
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51 Financial Statements: Kansas and Nebraska. , 1892-1897
52 Bills and Receipts: Kansas and Nebraska. , 1877-1878, 1882-1897
53 Bills and Receipts: Kansas, books and subscriptions. , 1889-1897
54 Financial Statements: Arizona. , 1884-1894, 1903-1905, 1909
55 Bills and Receipts: Arizona. , 1883-1898, 1900-1909, 1913-1918
56 Bills and Receipts: Personal, miscellaneous. , 1877-1884, 1909
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6 Ledger. , 1851-1897
6 Ledger. , 1892-1898
6 Ledger. , 1895-1896
6 Ledger. , 1917-1931
6 Cash Book. , September 1889-September 1892
6 Cash Book. , September 1892-July 1899
6 Cash Book. , September 1899-1901
6 Cash Book. , 1899-1901
6 Cash Book "Oracle, Arizona." , 1895-1897
6 Cash Book "Oracle, Arizona." , 1897-1901
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7 Account Book: Journal. , 1887-1897
7 Account Book: Ledger. , 1884-1885
7 Account Book: Day book. , 1887-1888
7 Account Book: Livestock records. , 1893-1899
7 Account Book. , 1879-1880, 1890-1897
7 Account Book. , 1887-1893
7 Account Book: Accounts. , 1890-1891
7 Account Book: Cattle records. , 1896-1898
7 Account Book: Miscellaneous accounts. , 1892-1897
7 Account Book and Mexico cattle records. , 1884-1885
7 Account Book: Accounts. , 1886-1894
7 Account Book: Livestock records. , 1885-1886, 1901-1906
7 Account Book: "Provisions from Oracle." , January 1897
7 Accounts and shearing records. , 1904-1906
7 Lumber Book for Store. , 1885
7 W. H. Bayless Pass Books (2). , No Dates
7 W. H. Bayless Pass Book. , ca. 1855
7 Journal. , 1897-1904
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81 Miscellaneous bank records including promissory notes, deposit slips, etc.
82 Bank Statements. , 1896-1901, 1903, 1905
83 Checks. , 1898-1905
8 Book of check stubs (3). , 1896-1907