Dawson Family Papers, 1852 - 1950 (MSS 0240)

Extent: 5.6 Linear feet (10 archives boxes and 12 oversize folders)

Papers (1852-1950) of the Dawson family, including patriarch John Barkley Dawson (1830-1918), a trailblazer, Texas Ranger and cattle rancher in New Mexico and Colorado, and several generations of his descendants. J. B. Dawson purchased part of the Maxwell Land Grant in New Mexico. The bulk of the collection relates to research about J.B. Dawson and other family members complied by Delphine Dawson Wilson, family historian. Materials include correspondence between family members, diaries and scrapbooks, photographs and photograph albums, ephemera, and research materials. The collection occupies 5.6 linear feet and is arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS, 3) PHOTOGRAPHS, 4) EPHEMERA, and 5) WRITINGS.

John Barkley Dawson, patriarch of the Dawson family, drove cattle across the American frontier from Arkansas to the mining towns of California in 1855. In 1857 he homesteaded land in Fort Belknap, Texas, and began a business that sold cattle to government forts, Indian agents and the distant mining towns of Colorado. Dawson blazed the trail that later became known as the Dawson Trail. For a brief period, 1864-1865, he served as a Texas Ranger.

In 1869 Dawson and several relatives purchased 250,000 acres of land on the Vermejo River, New Mexico, from Lucien B. Maxwell. Originally a Mexican land grant given to Judge Carlos Beaubien and Senor Guadalupe Miranda in 1844, the Maxwell land grant was confirmed in 1860 according to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Over the next twenty years, Dawson developed the ranch, stocked his range with cattle, constructed a dam and irrigation system for agriculture, and built a two-story ranch house and numerous buildings.

Controversy arose over the exact boundries of Dawson's property once coal was discovered under much of his range. The Maxwell Land Grant and Railway Company, an English corporation, purchased the remaining portion of Maxwell's land and engaged in an aggressive attempt to remove squatters and lease tenants from portions of the original grant. During the 1880s, the corporation successfully removed occupants without valid deeds of contract. In the early 1890s, the corporation filed a suit against Dawson which was eventually decided in his favor in the United States Supreme Court in 1893.

The costs of litigation and a persistent regional drought created a financial crisis for Dawson in the 1890s. He responded by sending his three older sons on a successful stock drive to the gold fields of the Yukon in Alaska in 1893. In 1901 he sold all but 1250 acres of his ranch to the Dawson Fuel Company (no relation) and moved to Routt County, Colorado. There he built another ranch and raised cattle and horses. The Colorado property also contained large deposits of coal, which Dawson later sold to the Victor American Fuel Company in 1915. John B. Dawson died in Los Angeles, California, in 1918.

J. B. Dawson's son, Si Dawson, continued in the cattle business after the sale of the Routt County ranch. In 1918 he accepted a position as the superintendent of a large ranch called the Fazenda Morungava, located in Brazil. He lived there with his wife Lucy and son Henry Clay until December 1919, when he died of a ruptured appendix. His daughters Delphine and Dorothy were preparing to visit their parents when word arrived of their father's death.

Delphine Dawson Wilson was responsible for assembling this collection of her family's papers. She began to compile information on her family's history in 1972 and is writing a book on her grandfather J. B. Dawson.

The Dawson Family Papers document aspects of the lives of several generations of the Dawson family, including John Barkley Dawson (1830-1918) and his son Si Dawson (1870-1919). The collection includes letters written by and to Dawson family members (1894-1947), loose photographs, photograph albums, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous items such as the Dawson Family bible. The collection, dated 1852-1950, occupies 5.6 linear feet and is arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS, 3) PHOTOGRAPHS, 4) EPHEMERA, and 5) WRITINGS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The first series, CORRESPONDENCE, contains letters written to various members of the Dawson Family. The most detailed group (1894-1909) of letters was written by Si Dawson to his wife Lucy Anne McKean Dawson. Another group of letters was written by Si to Lucy during the stock drive from New Mexico to the Yukon in Alaska in 1898. Transcriptions of these letters are located in Series 5A. The CORRESPONDENCE series also contains letters from Lucy written to her daughters Delphine and Dorothy and to her sister Elizabeth Howard from the Fazenda Morungava in Brazil between 1918 and 1919. She describes aspects of their life on the ranch and her impressions of Brazilian culture, as well as the events leading up to Si's death on December 3, 1919. Transcriptions of these letters are located in Series 5A This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

SERIES 2: DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS

The second series, DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS, is arranged in two subseries. The first diary, written by Si Dawson in 1897, contains a record of travels, business transactions and reports of day-to-day occurences. Si Dawson's 1898 diary documents events of a risky cattle drive he and two of his brothers led from New Mexico to the Yukon in Alaska. It describes in detail the areas they visited, some of the people they encountered and problems they confronted throughout the trip. The third diary was written in 1918 by an unidentified visitor to the Fazenda Morungava Ranch in Brazil.

Transcriptions of these diaries are located in Series 5A.

This series also contains two scrapbooks. One scrapbook (1890-1920), compiled by Della McKean Dawson (Lucy's sister), contains a letter written to Martha McKean (Lucy and Della's mother) by her brother from an unidentified battle field during the Civil War. This scrapbook also contains photographs of the McKean family, the Chase family, the Wilkins family and of the Dawson ranch in Colorado. The other scrapbook, compiled by Delphine Dawson, documents her trip to Brazil in 1934.

SERIES 3: PHOTOGRAPHS

The third series, PHOTOGRAPHS, is arranged in three subseries: A) Photograph Albums, B) People and C) Places. This series contains images of four generations (1852-1947) of Dawson family members, beginning with the parents of J. B. Dawson and extending to J. B. Dawson's grandchildren. Also included are photographs of the ranch homes in New Mexico and Colorado, along with the surrounding land and livestock. Photographs of the Fazenda Morungava and Sao Paolo are also found in this series.

SERIES 4: EPHEMERA

The fourth series, EPHEMERA, contains miscellaneous Dawson momentos and documents, including the Dawson family Bible, printed in 1852. This Bible is covered in a buckskin binding that was made from the shield of an Indian chased down by J. B. Dawson while he was a Texas Ranger. A detailed account of this incident is laid into the Bible. This series also contains a menu for Christmas dinner in 1897 at the New Mexico ranch, several documents detailing the sale of the Dawson's land in New Mexico to the Dawson Coal Company, and a transcript of the Supreme Court trial "The Maxwell Land Grant Company, Plaintiff in Error, vs. John B. Dawson." This material is organized alphabetically.

SERIES 5: WRITINGS

The fifth series, WRITINGS, is arranged in three subseries: A) Transcriptions, B) Books, Drafts and Articles and C) Genealogical Materials. Most of the material in this series, arranged alphabetically by title, is the work of Delphine Dawson Wilson, J.B. Dawson's granddaughter and daughter of Si and Lucy Dawson.

A) The first subseries, Transcriptions, contains Delphine Dawson Wilson's transcriptions of diaries and letters found in the collection, family papers not housed in the collection and newspaper clippings. Included are the love letters written to Lucy Dawson from Si Dawson in 1894-1896, Si Dawson's diaries, newspaper articles and obituaries of family members. In most instances, the transcriptions are bound and include an introduction by Delphine Dawson Wilson.

B) The second subseries, Books, Drafts and Articles, contains mostly unpublished writings by Delphine Dawson Wilson. Titles include "An Index of Subjects from Old Mexican Newspapers, 1879-1918, "Early Western Horse Records," and "Si Dawson, Foundation Quarter Horse Breeder." The bulk of this series, however, includes writings and research material for Delphine Dawson Wilson's book entitled "John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918." These materials are arranged by draft.

C) The third series, Genealogical Materials, contains genealogical records for the Dawson, Stout and Wilson families. Most of the research was conducted by Delphine Dawson Wilson, but some genealogies were compiled by research firms or by other family members. These materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Adair, Florence, 1919
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Aldach, Victor, 1918
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Barnhill, Joseph, 1899
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Barnhill, Mrs. Joseph, 1901
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Chase, Mrs. Ray E, 1919
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Chittenden, J. S, 1919
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Davenport, Homer, 1911 - 1912
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Dawson, Bernice, 1919 - 1941
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Dawson, Bruce, 1915
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Dawson, Della M, 1941
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Dawson, Delphine, 1919
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Dawson, Dorothy, 1914
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Dawson, Emmett, 1906 - 1919
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Dawson, Geraldine, 1906
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Dawson, John Barkley, 1895
Box: 1 Folder: 16
Dawson, Mrs. John Barkley, 1920
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Dawson, Lebbie, 1919
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Dawson, Leo, 1903 - 1919
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Dawson, Lucy, 1917 - 1920
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Dawson, Manley, 1896
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Dawson, Margaret, 1944
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Dawson, Siria M, 1894 - 1919
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Kent, Emma, 1921
Box: 2 Folder: 2
McKean, Henry Bryan, 1896 - 1897
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Murphy, J. C, 1919
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Neild, W. H, 1897
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Phi Mu Fraternity, Xi Chapter, 1918
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Roberds, Mrs. Coke T, 1919
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Roberds, Mrs. Emmett, 1920 - 1921
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Ruby, 1919
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Shinn, James A, 1912
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Shirley
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Silva, Jose, 1920 - 1922
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Whitney, Edwina, 1919
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Whitney, Frederic, 1919
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Young, David L, 1922

DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS

Diaries

Box: 2 Folder: 15
Dawson, Si, 1897
Box: 2 Folder: 16 Oversize: FB06701
Dawson, Si, 1898

Entries written during cattle drive to the Yukon in Alaska.

Box: 2 Folder: 17
Unknown author, 1918

Written during visit to the Fazenda Morungava, Brazil.

Scrapbooks

Box: 2 Folder: 18 Oversize: FB06801
Dawson, Della McKean (Mrs. Gus Dawson)

Ca. 1890-1920.

Box: 2 Folder: 19 Oversize: FB06705
Dawson Wilson, Delphine, 1934

Scrapbook of her trip to Brazil.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photograph Albums

Box: 2 Folder: 20 Oversize: FB06601
Dawson, Augustus

Ca. 1890-1903. Given to him by his mother, Christmas, 1903.

Box: 2 Folder: 21 Oversize: FB06602
Dawson, Emmett R

Ca. 1890-1920.

Box: 2 Folder: 22 Oversize: FB06704
Dawson, John B. Dawson Family

Photos ca. 1880-1905. Compiled by Delphine Dawson Wilson in Feb. 1994.

Box: 2 Folder: 23 Oversize: FB06603
Dawson, Lucy Anne McKean, 1872 - 1950

Compiled by Delphine Dawson Wilson.

Box: 2 Folder: 24 Oversize: FB06703
Dawson, Si. Horse pictures

Ca. 1900-1919.

People

Box: 2 Folder: 25
Negatives and Photocopies of Miscellaneous Photos
Box: 2 Folder: 26
Daguerrotypes (framed), 1852 - 1867

Thomas Henry Dawson, Letitia de Graffenried Dawson and Augustus G. Dawson (c. 1867) and Henry Bryan McKean (c. 1852).

Box: 2 Folder: 27
Dawson, Augustus Family

Ca. 1867-1940.

Box: 2 Folder: 28
Dawson, Augustus Family

Ca. 1867-1940. Includes notes and newspaper clippings.

Box: 2 Folder: 29
Dawson, Delphine

Ca. 1910-1940.

Box: 2 Folder: 30 Oversize: FB06702
Dawson Family Photos

Ca. 1855-1890. 10 mounted, 7 tintype in Victorian box.

Box: 2 Folder: 31
Dawson Wilson, Delphine and Samuel, 1943 - 1947
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Dawson, Henry Clay and Delphine, 1920

Portraits. Originally in folder entitled "Steamboat, Denver."

Box: 3 Folder: 2
Dawson, Lucy and Si. Early Days

Includes clippings and ephemera.

Box: 3 Folder: 3
Dawson, Lucy, Henry Clay and Delphine, 1930 - 1940

Trips taken.

Box: 3 Folder: 4
Dawson, Si Family

c.1890-1920.

Box: 3 Folder: 5
McKean Family

Before 1900. Includes poem written for Lucy in 1892 entitled "A Dream of Roses."

Places

Box: 3 Folder: 6
Alburquerque, New Mexico, 1915 - 1918
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Brazil, 1918 - 1934
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Dawson Ranch, Colorado, 1903 - 1915
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Fort Collins, Colorado, 1930 - 1939
Box: 3 Folder: 10
New Mexico, Before 1908
Box: 3 Folder: 11
San Diego and Colorado, 1895 - 1941
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Si Dawson Ranch, Mt. Sheep, Buffalo, 1910 - 1915
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Steamboat, Denver, Colorado

Includes essay for AAA Senior Breakfast, 1927, signed D.D.

Box: 3 Folder: 14
Tucson, Arizona, 1938 - 1940
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Yukon Stock Drive Journey

Photos of trail in Alaska and the ascending Chilkoot Stairway.

Box: 3 Folder: 16
Miscellaneous photos

Ferry's Ranch, Routt County, Colorado; Jack White's Colorado Homestead; and unidentified, 1909.

EPHEMERA

Box: 4 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB02205
Dawson Coal Company Documents, 1915

Certificate of authority issued to the Dawson Coal Company by Secretary of State of Colorado.

Box: 4 Folder: 2
Dawson Coal Company Documents, 1915 - 1943

Deed, quit claim, memoranda, first mortgage, and list of stockholders and proxies.

Box: 4 Folder: 3 Oversize: FB06901
Dawson Family Bible

Bible printed in 1852 and wrapped in cowhide from Indian's sheild acquired when J. B. Dawson was a Texas Ranger. Includes marriage records for Dawson family members.

Box: 4 Folder: 4
Ephemera

Christmas cards, commencement exercise invitations, marriage announcements, postcards, and stationary.

Box: 4 Folder: 5
Leather expansive file of S.M. Dawson

Empty and embossed with "S.M. Dawson, Sao Paolo, Brazil."

Box: 4 Folder: 6
Menu from Dawson Ranch, New Mexico, Christmas Dinner, 1897
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Muir, Jean, "The Big Cattle Drive to the Yukon," TRUE, THE MAN'S MAGAZINE, 1953

Article about the trip Si Dawson made to the Yukon in Alaska, 1898.

Box: 4 Folder: 8
Newspaper clippings, 1963 - 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Poems - "Like a Rose" (by Lucy Dawson?) and "The Cremation of Sam McGee"

By Robert Service.

Box: 4 Folder: 10 Oversize: FB06604
Supreme Court of the United States: The Maxwell Land Grant Company, 1893

Plaintiff in Error, vs. John B. Dawson. Bound in red leather. This copy belonged to Gus Dawson.

WRITINGS

Transcriptions

Box: 4 Folder: 11
CIMARRON NEWS AND PRESS, Mountain Meadow Massacre, 1875

Articles transcribed by D.D. Wilson.

Box: 4 Folder: 12
Dawson Family Letters - Miscellaneous. Transcribed by D.D. Wilson, 1896 - 1901
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Dawson, Emmett. "I Was a Cowboy in South America"

Story transcribed in 1981. Story takes place circa 1919.

Box: 4 Folder: 14
Dawson, Lucy Anne McKean. Diary -Transcribed by D.D. Wilson, 1945 - 1949
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Dawson, Lucy Anne McKean. Letters from Fazenda Morungava, Brazil

Transcribed by D.D. Wilson. Includes preface, index and summary sheet.

Box: 5 Folder: 1
Dawson, Si. Love letters to Lucy Anne McKean, 1894

Transcribed by Dale Dawson.

Box: 5 Folder: 2
Dawson, Si. Diary transcribed by D.D. Wilson, 1897
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Dawson, Si. 1898 Stock Drive to the Yukon. Working copy, 1898

Diary transcribed by D.D. Wilson.

Box: 5 Folder: 4
Dawson, Si. 1898 Stock Drive to the Yukon, 1898

Si Dawson's diary and letters to Lucy Anne Dawson during trip combined and arranged alphabetically. Transcribed by D. D. Wilson.

Box: 5 Folder: 5
Dawson, Si. 1898 Stock Drive to the Yukon. Bound version, 1898

Si Dawson's diary and letters to Lucy Dawson combined and arranged alphabetically. Transcribed by D.D. Wilson.

Box: 5 Folder: 6
Dawson, Si. 1898 Stock Drive to the Yukon. Letters written to Lucy Anne Dawson, 1898

Transcribed by D.D. Dawson.

Box: 5 Folder: 7
Dawson, Si. Fazenda Morungava, Si Dawson, Manager, 1918-1920, 1918 - 1920

Si Dawson's diary (Oct. - Dec. 1918) transcribed. Also includes transcribed contract between M. Mackenzie and Si Dawson.

Box: 5 Folder: 8
Goodnight, Charles. "Indian Recollections" and letter by Goodnight to C. Siring, 1915
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Obituaries. Manley Dawson, 1907. John B. Dawson, 1918. Grace Dawson, 1911, 1907 - 1918

Transcribed by D. D. Wilson.

Box: 5 Folder: 10
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION. Articles transcribed with notes, 1851-1856, 1851 - 1856
Box: 5 Folder: 11
Sanders, Harriet Peck Fenn

"Diary of a Journey Across the Plains in 1863 and Reminiscences of Early Life in Montana." Transcribed by D.D. Wilson.

Box: 5 Folder: 12
Sumners, Hatton W. "Charles Goodnight visits John B. Dawson on Dawson's Ranch", 1911

Transcribed by D.D. Wilson.

Box: 6 Folder: 1
Zenus Curtis Testimony at Maxwell Land Grant vs. Dawson, 1863

Supreme Court of the United States. Transcribed by D.D. Wilson.

Books, Drafts and Articles

Box: 6 Folder: 2
Bill Egry, a Real American Cowboy
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Books Written and Trips Taken by D.D. Wilson, 1934 - 1990
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Dawson Family History

Beginning of research for book. Includes D.D. Wilson's correspondence with county clerks, notes, transcripts of articles re: Dawsons.

Box: 6 Folder: 5
Dawson Family History

Requests for information from libraries, county clerks and repositories. Includes notes and responses.

Box: 6 Folder: 6
Dawson Family History. Mead notebook, reference notes, questions, etc
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Dawson Family History

Notes, outline and reference notes.

Box: 6 Folder: 8
Dawson Family History. Typescripts, rough drafts, transcriptions, notes
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Early Western Horse Records
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Index of Subjects from Old New Mexico Newspapers (1879-1899)
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Index of Subjects from Old New Mexico Newspapers (1900-1911)
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Index of Subjects from Old New Mexico Newspapers (1980-1918)

Includes family history timeline, 1759-1907.

Box: 7 Folder: 2
John B. Dawson Family
Box: 7 Folder: 3
John B. Dawson's Part of the West, 1830-1919, BRAND BOOK NUMBER SIX

San Diego Corral of the Westerners. By D.D. Wilson and R.B. Michaelis.

Box: 7 Folder: 4
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

1982 writing.

Box: 7 Folder: 5
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Outline of book.

Box: 7 Folder: 6
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Barbara Ledbetter, research material.

Box: 7 Folder: 7
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Rough draft, first draft. Outline and reference material.

Box: 7 Folder: 8
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Chapter 1, first draft. "John B. Dawson Comes West."

Box: 7 Folder: 9
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

First Draft. "Trail Herd Scout and Texas Ranger." Research materials.

Box: 7 Folder: 10
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

First draft. "Trail Herd Scout and Texas Ranger."

Box: 7 Folder: 11
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

First draft. "New Mexico Ranch." Reference material.

Box: 7 Folder: 12
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

First Draft. Chapter III. "New Mexico Ranch."

Box: 8 Folder: 1
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

First draft. Chapter III. "New Mexico Ranch."

Box: 8 Folder: 2
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

First draft. Chapter III. "New Mexico Ranch."

Box: 8 Folder: 3
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

First draft. Chapter V. "Colorado Ranch."

Box: 8 Folder: 4
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

First draft. Chapter V. "Colorado Ranch."

Box: 8 Folder: 5
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second draft. Chapters I-VII. Includes photographs.

Box: 8 Folder: 6
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second draft. Chapters VII-XV. Includes photographs.

Box: 8 Folder: 7
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second draft. Chapter I. Kentucky Goodwins.

Box: 8 Folder: 8
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second draft. Chapter II. Nevada research materials - Rough and Ready.

Box: 8 Folder: 9
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second draft. Chapters I-III. Trails - research materials. Includes California Trail, Dawson Trail, and Santa Fe Trail.

Box: 8 Folder: 10
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second draft. Chapter IV. Texas Research materials. Includes Texas Rangers, Fort Belknap and Young County.

Box: 9 Folder: 1
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second Version. Chapter XI. Supreme Court of the United States: The Maxwell Land Grant Company, Plaintiff in Error, vs. John B. Dawson, Oct. 1893. Annotated photocopy.

Box: 9 Folder: 2
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second Draft. Chapter XII. Calendar depicting town, and story "Dawson, the Town That Was."

Box: 9 Folder: 3
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second draft. Chapter XII. Sherman, James E. "Dawson New Mexico," GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS OF NEW MEXICO, 1975.

Box: 9 Folder: 4
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second draft. Chapter XII. Notes re: sale of Dawson ranch, Colorado. Includes clippings, figures, and allotments to Dawson family members.

Box: 9 Folder: 5
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second draft. Chapter XIII. Dawson Ranch, Routt County, Colorado. Includes notes, correspondence, maps, and deeds.

Box: 9 Folder: 6
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Second Draft. Chapter XIII. Map of Routt National Forest, 1974.

Box: 9 Folder: 7
John B. Dawson, Southwestern Cattleman and Rancher, 1830-1918

Reference material.

Box: 9 Folder: 8
Legal Adventures of John B. Dawson; Clay Dawson Family, 1613-1973, 1973
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Si Dawson, Foundation Quarter Horse Breeder

By D.D. Wilson and Bob Denhardt.

Box: 9 Folder: 10
Some Highlights of Her Life, Lucy Anne McKean Dawson, 1872-1950

Genealogical Materials

Box: 9 Folder: 11
Dawson Family Genealogical and Historical Sketch, 1984

Done by Roots Research Bureau, Ltd.

Box: 9 Folder: 12
Dawson Family genealogical materials - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 13
Dawson Family Genealogy
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Dawson Family Magna Carta Lineage, 1984
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Descendents of Samuel Wilson, 1779-1863

Compiled by Samuel Wilson's grandchildren.

Box: 10 Folder: 3
Great Britain - Genealogical materials
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Kentucky Dawson's Family History

Includes clippings, letters and notes.

Box: 10 Folder: 5
Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Stout Family Genealogical and Historical Sketch, 1984

Done by Roots Research Bureau, Limited.

Box: 10 Folder: 7
Stout Family Genealogy