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Fort Defiance (Ariz.) -- History

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

D. M. Riordan Papers,

Identifier: MSS-169-BC
Abstract The Riordan records include business and personal correspondence relating to Denis Mathew 'Matt' Riordan's milling and railroading businesses at Flagstaff, Arizona, in the 1880s. Additional correspondence reflects Riordan's family and personal relationships after he left Flagstaff in 1897. Some material relates to Riordan's position as the Fort Defiance Indian Agent (Navajo) from 1882-1884.
Dates: 1886-1914

John Singel letters concerning Navajo attacks on Fort Defiance, N.M.

Identifier: MSS-881-SC
Abstract The collection consists of 3 holographic letters with typed transcriptions, plus a fragment of another letter, written by John Singel from Fort Defiance, NM. The letters pertain to the U.S. Army and hostilities with the Navajo.
Dates: 1857-circa 2009; Majority of material found in April 1860-July 1860

Joseph K. F. Mansfield Report

Identifier: MSS-60-SC
Abstract This collection is comprised of a typed copy and a photoprint of Joseph King Fenno Mansfield's report on local military posts and tribes in the New Mexico Territory and what is now Arizona and Texas, in 1853. It includes descriptions of present forts and their surrounding areas, maps and proposals for changes to be made to these, as well as proposals for new forts.
Dates: 1853

William Denison Whipple Papers

Identifier: MSS-950-BC
Abstract The collection contains military journals and account ledgers, maps, letters and other correspondence, photographs, an engraving and personal papers related to the military career and personal life of United States Army Major General William Denison Whipple.
Dates: 1853-1865; Majority of material found in 1853-1865