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Andy Adams letter

 Collection — Folder: S004
Identifier: S0004

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from Andy Adams in Colorado Springs, Colorado to “my dear boy” on January 28, 1912 regarding Jesse Chisholm and the Chisholm Trail. Adams states that the irony of naming the trail after Chisholm was that he never used that trail to herd cattle.


  • 1928 January 12


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Andy Adams was born in Whitley County, Indiana on May 3, 1859. He was the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Elliott) Adams. Adams was raised on a farm in Indiana, but as a young man, decided to seek his fortune in Texas, where he became a cowboy. After living in Texas for ten years, Adams decided to move to Colorado, where he took up mining and writing. It was at his home in Colorado Springs that he authored novels such as Log of a Cowboy and A Texas Matchmaker. Adams died in Colorado Springs on September 26, 1935.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Paul W. Kieser on 1957/10/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2004 by Jennifer Duplaga.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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