William B. Cairns. Papers, 1885-1891, 1898.

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US ARC River Falls Mss Q

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William B. Cairns. Papers, 1885-1891, 1898.


  • 1885-1891, 1898 (creation)


0.2 cubic feet (7 volumes in 1 archives box)

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Six diaries, 1885-1891, kept by Cairns while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin interspersed with terms of teaching near Ellsworth and at Fairchild, Wis., and at an army post at Fort Grant, Arizona; plus a printed copy of Cairns' Ph. D. thesis, 1898.

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COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.

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Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright may have not been transferred to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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