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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.  
CallNo: C6-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Book sales   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 3/4 x 4"   Condition: 
Text: Book sales Ed Wright's books; 3 (circled) Books (see Sale Book 10-5-71 + 1 later (circled); Pd Ed $6.00 on 12-21-71; 2 (circled) Books (6-22-72) (at Sheridan gifts) Paid Ed $10.00 on 6-30-72; Pd Virginia 12.00 - Oct 1975 to clean up acct after Ed's Death. Ed died March 31, 1975 at Valley Center, Cal.
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope.
Subject: cowboys
Ed Wright
Sheridan gifts
March 31, 1975
Valley Center, California
  Related to:  E5-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1

CallNo: L8-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Letter to Joe Fairchild from Chrisman   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: 3-29-76   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 11"   Condition: 
Text: Denver 3-29-76 To Joe Fairchild: Hi, Joe! As I re-filed the old photos of the lecturer and his phonograph etc. today I noticed a note by ?Mrs. Joe" stating you hand a Henton background. She mentioned the man from Oregon, George Henton, who wrote the Henton genealogy. I have a copy, now loaned to someone, but we never found the line to which we belong --- a Mary Henton, or Hinton (underlined) ---- who lived in Rockingham County, Va. (next paragraph) I am enclosing the family lines as I now have them, a copy, and if you are ever able to fill in anything on the Suters or Hintons, let me know. (next paragraph) Larry Kehn, my nieces husband, says you are old friends and sends his regards. He lives in Arvada, and we see them frequently. He has three girls and a boy, all half grown. (next paragraph) Hope you got the story I mailed a day or two ago which was in The Post Empire (underlined) section. Thanks for your help and regards. Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Denver, 80215
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope.
Subject: Joe Fairchild
Denver, Colorado
Edison phonograph
Mary Henton (Hinton)
Rockingham County, Virginia
Larry Kehn
Post Empire
Harry E. Chrisman
George Henton
  Related to:  E4-F1
P145-F1b; P146-F1b; P147-F1b; P148-F1b; P149-F1b
P150-A2b11; P151-A3p; L7-F1ab

CallNo: NC8-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Carl Smith Obituary   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: 2-26-1976   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 7/8"   Condition: good
Text: W. Thayer, Box 2175, Wenatchee, Wash. 98801; Wenatchee (Wa.) World, Thursday, Feb. 26, 1976 13; Former Wild West Show rider, 117, dies; Seattle (AP) - Former Buffalo Bill Wild West Show rider Carl Smith, the son of a slave and a Cherokee Indian mother, has died here at age 117. Smith said he was born on Christmas Day in Cherokee, Kan., in 1858. His father fled to Kansas after escaping slavery in Virginia. (next paragraph) He rode in the Pawnee Bill wild west show, and served in the Army for 30 years. He fought in frontier Indian skirmishes before the turn of the century and also served in Cuba and the Philippines. (next paragraph) Smith, who died Sunday, worked as a longshoreman for 23 years after coming to Seattle in 1916. (next paragraph) Services are planned for today. There are no known survivors.
Misc Info: Newspaper clipping of obituary; address label, white at top; headline in italic font
Subject: Carl Smith
W. Thayer
Wenatchee, Washington
Wenatchee World
longshoreman Cherokee, Kansas
Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
Seattle, Washington Cherokee Indian Cuba
Pawnee Bill Wild West Show
Army Virginia
  Related to:  C7-F1b

CallNo: P192-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Main Street in Garden City, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 13/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: fair
Text: [front] [?] Main Street - The; A616 [back] Main St. Garden City 1916 year we landed in the town. An uncle had been there since 1905 in Real Estate Biz. Photo from Ottis B. Zirkle P.O. Box 102 Brownton, W.Va.; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Picture is of a main street with cars parked in front of the store fronts. There are street lamps.
Subject: Garden City, Kansas
Main Street
store fronts
Ottis B. Zirkle
Brownton, West Virginia
Street scene
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