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.  
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CallNo: C2-J2  
Descriptive Title: A Rancher's treasure find   Type: Comments
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Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"   Condition: 
Text: A Ranchers Treasure Find - T.J. McMillan, Milburn, Nebraska rancher, while digging post holes near an old corral, unearthed the heart-shaped branding iron shown above, hanging on the old log cabin wall. The corral had been used many years before on the Rankin Ranch for branding horses. The old iron proved to be the Heart Brand of the famous Olive Brothers, who had ranched in that area in 1877. The iron had been buried for 80 years. The author offered McMillan $100.00 for his relic but hte rancher would not sell. Photo by author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Has picture with it.
Subject: Branding iron
T.J. McMillan
Milburn, Nebraska
ranchers
log cabin
corral
Rankin Ranch
1877
Olive Brothers
heart brand relics
  Related to:  P127-J2
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CallNo: P127-J2  
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Descriptive Title: Heart branding iron   Type: Print
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Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: [back] 1 - 5 x 7 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture of side of a log cabin with heart branding iron and section of what looks like a deer antler on wall.
Subject: Branding iron
T.J. McMillan
Milburn, Nebraska
ranchers
log cabin
corral
Rankin Ranch
1877
Olive Brothers
heart brand relics
  Related to:  C2-J2
Other: Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P415-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman after heart attacks   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1983   Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] <15> 07/83
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of Harry sitting in a chair. There is a huge cactus plant to the back, left of him. There are curtains in the windows behind him.
Subject: Harry E. Chrisman
Heart attack
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CallNo: P431-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Churchs' Inn - Wales   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [front] [There are 10 boxes with the numbers 1-10 in them. These numbers are on certain people in the photo] [back] #2 sub for chap II; on pg. 44; Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [Job form] Job Name Ohio Univ Job No. 43044 Page 44 Half-Tone [check mark] 65% 9 - 36
Misc Info: Photo is of a large group of men. Some are standing and some are sitting on barrels in the front. Some are holding glasses of beer. Most are under a roof. There are 2 signs that say Barretts 2 [?] per glass.
Subject: Churchs' Inn
Tom Dumphy & Mexican Charley
Pawnee Bill (Gordon W. Lillie).
Wheeland.
Tony Esquivel (Anotnio Esquivel Vagnero rider).
Tex Williams
Cherokee Bob.
Black Heart - Arapahoe Chief.
Bronco Bill Irving
__ Webb
  Related to:  P457-F2a1
Other: See P457-F2a1 for names of numbered men. "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West" Photo has tape on top and bottom back.    

CallNo: P457-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Churchs' Inn - Wales   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 8 3/16 x 10 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] [3 signs] BARRETT'S CELEBRATED ALES 2d per glass ; [Some people have numbers on them from 2 through 10] [back] VIII ; Churchs' Inn - Wales 1. Pawnee Bill (Gordon W. Lillie) 2. Wheeland 3. Tony Esquivel (Antonio Esquivel Vaquero rider) 4. Tex Williams 5. Cherokee Bob 6. Black Heart - Arapahoe Chief 7. Bronco Billy Irving 8. __ Webb 9. Tom Dumphy 10. Mexican Charley Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave, Denver, Colo. 80215 ; Photo Courtesy Russ Laugford, Golden, Colo.
Misc Info: Photo is of a large group of men. Several are numbered. Numbers go from 2 through 10. They are at a saloon and several are holding glasses or bottles. There are several rows of men lined up. Some are sitting and some are standing. They are under an open roof.
Subject: men at saloon
Churchs' Inn, Wales
Pawnee Bill Gordon W. Lillie
Wheeland
Antonio Esquivel Vaquero rider
Tex Williams
Cherokee Bob
Black Heart Arapahoe Chief
Bronco Billy Irving
Tom Dumphy, Mexican Charley, Russ Laugford
  Related to:  P431-F2a1
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Other: Has a letter in with photo dated Jan. 27, 1981. "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"