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    Roscoe P. Conkling and Margaret B. Conkling. The Butterfield Overland Mail 1857-1869. Its organization and operation over the Southern Route to 1861; subsequently over the Central Route to 1866; and under Wells, Fargo and Company in 1869. Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1947. First edition. Three 8vo volumes. 412; 446 pages, Atlas volume with seventy-seven plates and three folding maps. Original publisher's dark red cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spines. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed.
    Condition: Uneven fading to spines, the cloth appears scrubbed at bottom of spines traversing a small area of boards on all volumes. Stray stains to top board of atlas. Light bumping to all corners.


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    The Conklings (husband and wife) began writing their history in 1920. Upon publication in 1947 it became the primary source of information for the Butterfield Overland Mail, the first great overland mail service running from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. The Conklings allegedly traveled over 65,000 miles in preparation for their book, interviewing anyone they could find associated with Butterfield as well as taking over 6,000 photographs. 



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