Ealy Family Papers, 1873-1984

  • Title: Ealy Family Papers 1873-1984
  • Creator: Ealy family
  • Date: 1873-1984
  • Collection Number: MSS 443 BC
  • Size: 2 boxes ( 1 cu. ft. )
  • Repository: University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
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  • Scope and Content: The Ealy Family Papers at the University of New Mexico consist of a small number of diversedocuments collected by Taylor F. Ealy's grandson, Lawrence O. Ealy. Supplementing the lettersand memoirs in the Lawrence Ealy Collection of the University of Arizona, UNM's miscellany ismost notable for the various items relating to the Lincoln County War, especially the first editionof Pat Garrett's The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid, published in 1882. Ealy, whotreated Billy for a gunshot wound acquired during the ambush and murder of Sheriff WilliamBrady, made the handwritten comments which appear throughout the text. Mary Ealy's recollectionof her 1927 visit with Susan McSween, as recorded by her grandson Lawrence, is anotherinteresting item. Other T.F. Ealy documents in the collection include his pastor's register whichnotes the funeral of John Henry Tunstall, the glossary which he compiled of the Zuni language, andthe record of the clients of his baby powder company.
  • Access Terms:
    • Ealy, Taylor F. (Taylor Filmore), 1848-1915
    • Ealy, Ruth Rea, 1877-
    • Ealy, Mary Ramsey
    • Ealy family
    • Garrett, Patrick Floyd, 1850-1908
    • New Mexico -- History -- 1848-
    • Lincoln County (N.M.) -- History
    • Zuni language
    • Zuni Indians -- Missions
    • Missionaries -- New Mexico
    • Physicians -- New Mexico -- 1880-1910
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- New Mexico -- Lincoln County
    • Violence -- New Mexico -- Lincoln County -- History