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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.
This collection contains a letter from Andy Adams to “my dear boy.” In the letter, written in Colorado Springs, CO, discusses 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.
12 Jan. 1928
TN to my dear boy from Andy Adams
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1928
Provenance: Paul W. Kieser, 11 Oct. 1957
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
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