Botsford, E. M. Papers, 1893-1952 and undated

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Creator: Botsford, E. M., 1869-?

Collection #: S 100.1

Language: English

Biographical Sketch

Botsford was a cowboy and "wild west" show performer. Born in 1869 in Illinois, he was later employed by C. C. Slaughter as a ranch hand in Texas and Montana. He performed in the Buffalo Bill Show, Pawnee Bill Show, and Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Show until the 1930s, and arranged Indian performances for the Texas Centennial in 1936. Botsford later purchased land near Littlefield, Texas, and opened a service station and grocery store.

Scope and Contents

This collection may have been originally inventoried prior to the adoption of current standards. Patrons are advised to request any associated Reference File upon visiting the archives to view the collection, as it may provide additional information regarding the organization and scope of the materials.

Includes financial material, scrapbook material, and photographs pertaining to ranching, "wild west" shows, and Anglo and Native American "wild west" show performers.


Open for Research

Related Material

For related materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

++Harley Sadler Papers, 1910-1981.

++Roy Davis Holt Photograph Collection, SWCPC 645

++E. M. Botsford oral history interview [abstract, sound recording], September 28, 1956.

++E. M. Botsford oral history interview [abstract, sound recording], March 7, 1957.

Preferred Citation

E. M. Botsford Papers, 1893-1952 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Gift, 1956

Processing Information

Abel Ramirez, 2003

Collection Inventory

Box 1

Financial Documents

Legal Documents

Printed Material


Additional material separately cataloged