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Walter Noble Burns papers, 1908-1964 (bulk 1922-1932)

AZ 291


Collection Summary

Creator: Burns, Walter Noble
Collection Name:Walter Noble Burns papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1908-1964 (bulk 1922-1932)
Physical Description:3.3 linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains manuscripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and related material. Several drafts of the manuscripts for The Saga of Billy the Kid, 1925, Tombstone: An Iliad of the Southwest, 1927, The One Way Ride, 1931 and The Robin Hood of El Dorado: the Saga of Joaquin Murrieta, 1932, are present. Correspondents, including Wyatt Earp and various others, relate their experiences.
Collection Number: AZ 291
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

Walter N. Burns was a journalist and author of Western fiction


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains manuscripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and related material. Several drafts of the manuscripts for The Saga of Billy the Kid, 1925, Tombstone: An Iliad of the Southwest, 1927, The One Way Ride, 1931 and The Robin Hood of El Dorado: the Saga of Joaquin Murrieta, 1932, are present. Photographs are of people and places such as Pat Garrett, John Slaughter, Lincoln County, N.M., and Tombstone, Ariz. Correspondents, including Wyatt Earp and various others, relate their experiences. Also included are short stories and articles; many about Wild Bill Hickock. Clippings from his newspaper columns in Chicago's Inter Ocean, 1908-1913, chiefly concern western themes.


Organization

This collection is organized into four series:
Series I: Manuscripts, 1922-1964
Series II: Correspondence, 1925-1956
Series III: Short Stories, Articles and Miscellaneous Material, 1922-1927
Series IV: Contributions to the Chicago Newspaper, The Inter Ocean, 1908-1913

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)
Billy, the Kid -- Fiction
Burns, Walter Noble -- Archives
Earp, Wyatt, 1848-1929 -- Correspondence
Garrett, Pat F. (Pat Floyd), 1850-1908
Hickock, Wild Bill, 1837-1876
Murrieta, JoaquĆ­n, d. 1853 -- Fiction
Slaughter, John H. (John Horton), 1841-1922

Geographic Name(s)
Lincoln County (N.M.) -- History -- Sources
Tombstone (Ariz.) -- History -- Sources

Subject(s)
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Outlaws -- Arizona -- Tombstone
Outlaws -- New Mexico -- Lincoln County
Western stories

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Walter Noble Burns papers(AZ 291). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Manuscripts, 1922-1964
The Saga of Billy the Kid, Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1925
boxfolder
11 Correspondence: Various. , 1922-1964
12 Correspondence: W. A. Carrell. , 1929-1930
13-5 First Draft.
16-8 Second Draft.
19 Notes, photographs, miscellaneous material.
box
2 Scrapbook of News Clippings.
Tombstone; An Iliad of the Southwest, Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1927
boxfolder
31 Correspondence. , 1926-1938
32 Correspondence: Wyatt Earp. , 1926-1927
33-6 First Draft.
37-9 Second Draft.
310 Typescript copies of newspaper articles from 1881.
311 Notes, photographs, clippings.
The One Way Ride: The Red Trail of Chicago Gangland from Prohibition to Jake Lingle, Doubleday, Doran & Co., New York, 1931
boxfolder
41-5 First Draft.
46-7 Second Draft.
48 Third Draft (parts).
boxfolder
51 Revisions: Chapter 1.
52 Revisions: Chapters 2-3, 8-9, 12, 16
53 Revisions: Chapter 13
54 Revisions: Chapter 17
55 Correspondence, clippings.
56 Notes on revisions, Title Page, Contents.
5 Nine notebooks.
The Robin Hood of El Dorado: The Saga of Joaquin Murrieta, Famous Outlaw of California's Age of Gold, Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, 1932
boxfolder
61-4 First Draft.
65 Second Draft.
66 Correspondence. , 1931-1936
6 Twelve notebooks.
Series II: Correspondence, 1925-1956
boxfolder
71 Correspondence: Doubleday, Page & Co., H. E. Maule. , 1925-1956
72 Correspondence: General. , 1926-1932
Series III: Short Stories, Articles and Miscellaneous Material, 1922-1927
boxfolder
73 Wild Bill Hickock: Published Articles by Walter N. Burns.
74 Wild Bill Hickock: Various notes and manuscripts.
75 Wild Bill Hickock: Correspondence. , 1923-1927
76 Wild Bill Hickock: Photographs, miscellaneous material.
77 Articles: Various published and unpublished, and related material.
78 Article: "If Napoleon had Commanded the Allies." , 1922
79 Short Stories, published and unpublished.
710 California notes.
711 Miscellaneous items.
Includes an account of the "Bisbee Massacre" of December 1883, and an essay written by 15-year-old Walter N. Burns on "Mineralogy and Geology" awarded a prize by the Polytechnic Society of Kentucky in 1881.
Series IV: Contributions to the Chicago Newspaper, The Inter Ocean, 1908-1913
boxfolder
81 "Books and Men Who Make Them," Walter N. Burns' literary column. , October 17, 1908-December 11, 1909
82 Feature Story: "Railroad Official Writes Novels." , November 7, 1909
82 Feature Story: "Billy Sunday: A Man's Christian." , March 20, 1910
82 Feature Story: "Genius Behind Prison Walls." , April 24, 1910
82 Feature Story: "Chicago's Religious Awakening." , October 30, 1910
82 Feature Story: "Parole Law Has Increased Crime in Chicago 50 Per Cent." , November 13, 1910
82 Feature Story: "Is Life Imprisonment Worse Than Hanging?" , November 27, 1910
82 Feature Story: "War on Dishonest Gambling Devices." , January 1, 1911
82 Feature Story: "How Condemned Men Die." , January 15, 1911
82 Feature Story: "On the Trail of Frijoles." , March 26, 1911
82 Feature Story: "The Murderous Black Hand." (Crime in Chicago). , September 17, 1911
82 Feature Story: "Adventures of an Unofficial Flirt." , September 17, 1911
82 Feature Story: "Greater Zoo for Lincoln Park." , November 19, 1911
82 Feature Story: "Where the Illinois made Their Last Stand." , December 31, 1911
82 Feature Story: "Chicago's War on White Plague." , January 19, 1913