Manuscript Collections
Smith, Waddell F. Papers.

Collection Number: D-392

Extent
19.8 linear feet
Biography
Historian, collector. Great grandson of William B. Waddell, member of freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell, founders of Pony Express (1860). Smith retired from military service (1949) to devote time to study and promotion of Pony Express history. He settled in San Rafael, Calif. and organized a Pony Express History and Art Gallery.
Description
Social and business correspondence of Waddell Smith, financial records of Smith's Pony Express Museum, photographs, newspaper clippings, Pony Express memorabilia, and Overland Mail Centennial Association records.
Inclusive Dates
1939-1976
Subject
California History
Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California (http://findaid.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf409nb3f6)
Access
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