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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
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CallNo: E13-  
Descriptive Title: Burris Wright Photo envelope   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6.5 x 9.5"   Condition: good
Text: The Roundup 2920 E. Mabel Tucson, Arizona; Alex Faltz; Burris Wright Photo by HEC; Return to Harry Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas; Photo given me by Al and Ida {last name not readable} ; Not this one. Frank Locke, Lora Locke Hotel Dodge City (is in read with pencil crossing it out)
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Subject: Burris Wright
The Roundup
Tucson, AZ
Dodge City, KS
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CallNo: L6-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Copy of Christmas card from Burris Wright   Type: Letter
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6 3/4 x 8 1/2"   Condition: 
Text: "Copy of Chraistmas cards sent out by Burris Wright on his last Christmas. Sent me by L.L. Holland 722 N. Washington Liberal, Kansas Old cowboy of s/w Kansas and No Man's Land." [on very top, backwards] "Comfort and blessings along its storms and stampedes." [letter] Greetings One of the heartenin' thoughts that come to me, bringin a heap of comfort, is that I crossed trails and scraped stirrups with you, and on this great holiday brings me a thrill. {next paragraph] Christmas, the day of feasts, is the birthday of the great herder who tended flocks in Bethlehem. It's the day when we check the brands on the tally sheets of a dyin' year while passin' another mile stone on the long trail. (next paragraph) I'm wishin' you every joy that Christmas can bring you and hope an hopin' that the closin' (apostrophe looks like an 8) year has fetched you some comfort and blessings along with its storms and stampedes. (next paragraph) Believing theta hombre is young who has health, an' rich who has friends. (next paragraph) When the gerat eternal trail boss rounds you up and corralls you in the swimmin' pen on the banks of the river Jordan, to check your record, I know that He can't accuse you of sleepin' on the day herd, ridin' two together on night guard or runnin' the hands up on the clock to shorten the guard. (next paragraph) Adios old boy, there are but few left like you. Burris Wright
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Subject: Burris Wright
L.L. Holland
cowboy
No Man's Land
Christmas
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P139-F1b
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CallNo: M/F1-F1b  
Descriptive Title: mat type frame   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 12 3/4"   Condition: 
Text: [where picture was below picture hole] "Burris Wright 'old Cimarron Cowboy' Died at age 80- about 1959-60. Harry Chrisman took the above photo. HEC." Kennedy Liberal, Kans.
Misc Info: Had picture of Burris Wright in it.
Subject: Burris Wright
Cimarron
cowboy
man
men
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L6-F1b
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CallNo: P139-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Burris Wright   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Harry E. Chrisman
Size: 4 x 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] W-96-2
Misc Info: Was mounted in a mat frame with writing on it. Picture is a head to mid-chest shot of Burris Wright in a suit with hat and glasses on.
Subject: Burris Wright
man
men
cowboy
Cimarron
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L6-F1b
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CallNo: P16-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Burris Wright   Type: Print
Date of Origin: about 1950   Provenance:personal collection
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Al - Finally run into your old side kick Burris Wright when his wife wasn't around - Happy New Year Frank Locke. Property of [stamp] Harry E. Chrisman, Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas / Photo B, Frank Locke Dodge City circa 1946 [back note taped on] Burris Wright (old Cimarron and Arizona Cowboy) Liberal, Kansas (See "Lost Trails of the Cimarron" for his story). Picture taken by Frank Locke of [Lara] Locke Hotel Dodge City, about 1950. Locke sent this picture of Wright to Al Olive, Dodge City, with the following inscription on the back: "Al -- Finally run into your old sidekick Burris Wright when his wife wasn't around -- Happy New Year Frank Locke" Burris told Harry E. Chrisman that when Frank Locke showed him a picture of Al Olive and asked if he knew him he replied, "Hell yes, he was our old Cookie on the roundup."
Misc Info: Photo is of an elderly man. His shoulder and head are showing. He is in a suit and tie.
Subject: Burris Wright
Frank Locke
Dodge City
Al Olive
cowboys
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Other: Photo has tape tear mark on top and tape with a note on bottom.    

CallNo: P198-A2f  
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Descriptive Title: St. Nicholas Hotel, Vorhees, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [back] St. Nicholas Hotel Vorhees, Kansas (west of Liberal) circa 1887-88; This structure razed and re-built as home south of Liberal 2 miles by Chas. Wright pioneer Beaver Co. Okla atty and cattleman; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [note] Copy B-2 St. Nicholas Hotel, Vorhees, Kansas This old structure saw some of the fighting of the Stevens County county-seat war. It was razed and re-built as the home of Charles Wright, pioneer attorney and cattleman of Beaver County, Oklahoma, south of Liberal, Kansas two miles. Photo courtesy the late Burris Wright. [Photo courtesy the late Burris Wright is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a 2-story hotel with people standing in front of it. There are 2 saddle horses 1 with rider on it. 1 buggy with people in it and 1 team of horses.
Subject: St. Nicholas Hotel
Vorhees, Kansas
Charles Wright
Pioneer attorney
cattleman
Beaver County, Oklahoma
Burris Wright
Liberal, Kansas
Stevens County Seat War
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P74-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Bareback bronc rider   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Harry E. Chrisman private collection
Size: 8 x p 15/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Credit - Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas. [stamped twice]; Negative of this pic in Mrs. Roger's files, but owned by HEC. [note] Con Jackson aboard Quanah Parker - Riding the horse with circingle, double-hand hold, horses head free. A rough way to ride. Try it, sometime! Con Jackson was one of the better bucking horse riders in southwest Kansas and the Neutral Strip. Con caught and broke wild horses with Perry Bright [righ circled with line going to top of page towards Brite] Brite. He also did some contest riding, capturing top prizes wherever he showed. He liked to set out with his friend, Walt Naylor (as they did to the Kingman Fair, one time and [insert symbol] in 1900) "try out a few broncs for size." Con was also a good roper and won contest money in the steer roping contests. At that time they roped Texas longhorns, range-raised, wild stock. Con later worked for a meat packing house as xxxxxxx livestock buyer. Burris Wright and Frank Peacock both said, "Con was one of the best." -- Photo courtesy Mrs. [insert symbol] Mary Elizabeth Rogers
Misc Info: Cowboy riding a bareback bronc in a corral with one rail broken. Picture has fuzzy background. Looks like possible horses and people behind the fence.
Subject: Con Jackson
bucking horse
Quanah Parker (horse)
Southwest Kansas
Neutral Strip
Perry Brite
Walt Naylor
Kingman Fair
steer roping Mary Elizabeth Rogers
Texas Longhorns Burris Wright Frank Peacock
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.