Manuscript Collections
Smith, Waddell F. Papers.

Collection Number: D-392

19.8 linear feet
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.
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
California History
Additional Collection Information
Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California (
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