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    Arizona Territory: Archive of Early Miner Cornelius T. Cutler. Nineteen documents relating to Cornelius T. Cutler, a miner in Arizona Territory and in Mexico from the late 1870s to the time of his death in 1885. 1) Pima County Bank (Tucson) bank draft, 8" x 3.25", No. 2252, dated April 12, 1880, for the amount of $400.00 payable to C. T. Cutler. The draft is signed on the front by the cashier William A. Scott, Jr. On the reverse side of the draft is the stamp, in ink, of the Anglo-Californian Bank, and dated May 25, 1880, along with Cutler's signature. 2) An Agency Pima County Bank (Tombstone) bank draft, 8.25" x 3.5", No. 3826, dated October 13, 1881, for the amount of $100.00 payable to C. T. Cutler. The draft is signed on the front by bank manager, P.W. Smith. Cutler's signature appears on the back of the draft. 3) A one-page letter (both sides) on Occidental Hotel (Tombstone) letterhead, 8" x 10.5", dated August 17, 1884, from miner A. J. Huneke, Tombstone, to Cutler, Sonora, Mexico., in which the former asks Cutler about the expiration of a legislative session and to produce official records relating to Cutler's mining interests. 4) A Western Union telegram, 8" x 5.5", dated August 14, 1882, from A. J. Huneke, to Cutler, in which Huneke asks Cutler to let him know if he is still in Tombstone. The telegram is accompanied by a Western Union envelope, 5.5" x 3", addressed to Cutler. 5) Cancelled postal cover, 6" x 3 3/8", addressed to Cutler in care of Korner & Peterson, Charleston, Arizona Territory. 6) An envelope, 5" x 3 1/8", addressed to Cutler in Tombstone. 7) One-page (both sides) ALS by William A. Farrish, 7.75 X 9.75", Tombstone, dated August 20, 1884, to Cutler regarding the operation of the San Pedro Mine. 8) ALS, a 4 7/8" x 7.75"4-page bifolium, dated September 30, 1884, from Cutler's daughter Carrie, in San Francisco, to Cutler, informing him of her recent activities. 9) 1-page (both sides) ALS of W. A. Leet [?], 8" x 10", dated October 14, 1884, from Nogales, Arizona Territory, to Cutler in Sonora, Mexico, asking for a job in Cutler's mine. The letter is accompanied by an envelope, 5.75" x 3.25", addressed to Cutler. 10) ALS by L. W. Johnson, on his personal letterhead, 8" x 10.75", dated September 1, 1884, New York City, to Cutler, in which he inquires of Cutler's progress in the mining business. Johnson and his father were old acquaintances of Cutler. The letter is accompanied by an envelope addressed to Cutler "kindness of Js. Henderson", indicating that the letter was hand delivered. 11) A 5-page ALS by William Farrish, 8.25" x 10.75", dated September 29, 1884, on New Jersey and Sonora Reduction Company letterhead, Newark, New Jersey, to Cutler, in which Farrish shows discomfort with Cutler's request for $1,500 by October even though "we have not done or performed our part of the contract." He also urges Cutler to be more communicative regarding business of the San Pedro Mine. Farrish also asks Cutler to "say nothing to any one of how the S.P. is looking and we will try to get out of it before we are wrapt up in law suits." 12) ALS by J. Windrum [?], on New Jersey and Sonora Reduction Company letterhead, 5.5" x 8.25", dated February 6, 1885, to A. Springer, cashier at the Cochise County Bank, enclosing a draft for $200 in Mexican currency. The letter bears the stamp (in red ink) of the Cochise County Bank. 13) 1-page (both sides) ALS by William Farrish, 8" x 10", on Office of City Counsel (Newark, New Jersey) letterhead, dated September 27, 1884, to Cutler, in which he complains of not hearing from Cutler regarding the San Pedro Mine. He speculates that things are not going well and commences to offer advice on mining operations. 14) A Porter and Crawford Bankers (Silver City, New Mexico) bank draft, 7 3/8" x 3", No. 302, dated October 7, 1882, for $43.87 payable to A.L. Shaw. The check is signed for the Carlisle Mining Company by William Farrish. 15) A Bank of C. P. Crawford (Silver City, New Mexico) bank draft, 7.75" x 2 7/8", No. 535, dated February 26, 1883, for the amount of $89.75 payable to John Scott. The check is signed by William Farrish on behalf of the Carlisle Mining Company. 16) Payroll of the Carlisle Mining Company for the month of May 1886.

    Cutler (circa 1833-1885) was born in Maine and in 1861 traveled to Sinaloa, Mexico to grow cotton. In 1870 he was a candidate for superintendent of public instruction for the State of Nevada. He migrated to Arizona Territory in the 1878, living in Tucson and then in Tombstone, where he worked as a miner for a short period. Later in 1878, Cutler returned to Mexico to reopen mines formerly operated by the Jesuits in 1745 in northeastern Sonora. He died of yellow fever on September 21 or 22, 1885, leaving a wife and an eighteen-year-old daughter.


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