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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John A. Comstock Dodge City, Kansas, Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Comstock, John A., b. 1858
Title: Comstock, John A., Dodge City, Kansas, Collection
Dates: 1882-1890, 1940
Abstract: The John A. Comstock Dodge City, Kansas, Collection contains seven letters on various letterheads from Dodge City, Kansas, three cabinet card photographs of Comstock and one program for the 1884 “Leap Year Hop at the Opera House” in Dodge City.
Accession No.: 2017-012
OCLC No.: 974037514
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Achilles Comstock was born in Jerusalem, NY in 1858 and later moved to Dodge City, Kansas. Comstock took part in a difficult cattle drive through Texas in 1885 in which most of the cattle died. He then gave up on cattle, returning to Dodge City where he worked in the coal and feed business. He later became a farmer in Yatesville, Pennsylvania.

Source:

“Recalls Big Texas Cattle Buying Deals and Stampedes 50 Years Ago,” Chronicle-Express (Pen Yan, PA), February 22, 1940, 1.

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Scope and Contents

The John A. Comstock Dodge City, Kansas, Collection contains seven letters written by Comstock from 1882-1890 while living in Dodge City. The collection also contains three cabinet card photographs of Comstock and one program for the 1884 “Leap Year Hop at the Opera House” in Dodge City.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Comstock, John A., b. 1858 -- Archives
Subjects
Gambling
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Places
Dodge City (Kan.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John A. Comstock Dodge City, Kansas, Collection, 1882-1890, 1940, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner, February 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3S34 Photos of John A. Comstock, 1885, 1890 and undated
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4La126 Letters from John A. Comstock to his mother and brother, 1882-1890
Program for the "Leap Year Hop at the Opera House" in Dodge City, 1884
Photocopied newspaper article about John A Comstock, 1940

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