Amos Allison and Robert B. Anderson papers, 1894-1975

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Amos Allison and Robert B. Anderson papers, 1894-1975

MS 329


Collection Summary

Creator: Anderson, Amos Allison, 1862-1948 Anderson, Robert Blaine, 1896-
Collection Name:Amos Allison and Robert B. Anderson papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1894-1975
Physical Description:.75 linear feet
Abstract:Papers of Amos A. Anderson (1862-1948) and his son, Robert B. Anderson, relating to their life and times in Clifton, Ajo, Graham County, and Greenlee County, Arizona. Includes biographical information, correspondence, reminiscences, and photographs. The main correspondent to Robert B. Anderson is William Ryder Ridgway relating to their common interests in Graham County historical investigations. Reminiscences concern Amos A. Anderson's exploits as sheriff, stories of outlaws and acquaintances, local history, and events around Clifton. The photographs are chiefly portraits of family and friends from 1900 to the 1930s. Also includes a voter registration list of Greenlee County, 1922.
Collection Number:MS 329
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

Amos Allison Anderson was born October 3, 1862 in Highland, Kansas. He worked on ranches, taught schools and was Chief of Scouts at Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation, New Mexico. In 1899, he moved to Clifton, Arizona and worked in a general store. He moved again to Solomonville, and finally back to Clifton to work with the Becker-Franz Mercantile Company. A Republican, he was elected Sheriff of Graham County in 1906, and served three terms in that office. He also served briefly as Superintendent of Arizona State Prison, Florence, in 1917. He retired to Ajo, died in Prescott, and was buried in San Diego.

In 1894, Amos married Bessie Patterson Anderson (-1945). They had one son, Robert Blaine Anderson, (1896-). R. B. Anderson served as postmaster for Clifton and Ajo, and collected reminiscences of history in Greenlee and Graham Counties.


Scope and Content Note

Papers of Amos A. Anderson (1862-1948) and his son, Robert B. Anderson, relating to their life and times in Clifton, Ajo, Graham County, and Greenlee County, Arizona. Includes biographical information, correspondence, reminiscences, and photographs. The main correspondent to Robert B. Anderson is William Ryder Ridgway relating to their common interests in Graham County historical investigations. Reminiscences concern Amos A. Anderson's exploits as sheriff, stories of outlaws and acquaintances, local history, and events around Clifton. The photographs are chiefly portraits of family and friends from 1900 to the 1930s. Also includes a voter registration list of Greenlee County, 1922.


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.


Related Material

Twenty-two black and white photographs are held in Special Collections Photograph Files. A 1917 report of the Arizona State Prison, Florence has been catalogued separately under call number TN9791/P95r. A photocopy of selected transcriptions of the George Kippen Diary, 1855-1862, with notes by Bill Hoy dated 1969 is held in the Arizona Biographical Files for George Kippen. The original diary is held by the Arizona State Archives in Phoenix, Arizona.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Ridgway, William Ryder -- Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)
Arizona -- History -- Sources
Clifton (Ariz.) -- History
Graham County (Ariz.) -- History
Greenlee County (Ariz.) -- History

Subject(s)
Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona -- Photographs
Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona -- History -- Sources
Postal service -- Arizona -- History -- Sources
Postal service -- Arizona -- History -- Sources
Sheriffs -- Arizona
Voting registers -- Arizona -- Greenlee County

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Photographs


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Amos Allison and Robert B. Anderson papers (MS 329). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

boxfolder
11 Biographical information.
12 Correspondence, to and from A. A. Anderson. , 1894-1940s
13 Correspondence, R. B. Anderson chiefly from Ryder Ridgway. , 1959-1975
14 Reminiscences, A. A. Anderson.
15 Historical sketches and drafts, R. B. Anderson.
16 Voter Registration list of Greenlee County, Arizona. , ca. 1922
17 Photographs: Anderson family and relations. , ca. 1896-1961
18 Photographs: Anderson family and relations.
19 Photographs: Anderson family and friends.