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100 Years of Grand: The Grand Canyon Centennial Project


A digital archive celebrating the Centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. A collaborative project of the Arizona State University Library, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University and the Grand Canyon National Park. Additional materials are available via the project website.


Language
  • English
Date Range
1882 1949


Letter from Carl Hayden to Roy James and M. J. Hanley expressing a wish to soon have a definite answer in regards to their insurance claims.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., James, Roy W., Hanley, M.J.
Created Date
1936-06-19

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1924-07-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather regarding the sale of Bass properties to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1926-01-11

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather requesting that congress pay W. W. Bass the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for his properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1924-07-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather regarding the sale of Bass properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1923-09-28

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen T. Mather regarding certain amendments to the national park bill. Rights regarding the Havasupai Tribe are mentioned.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen
Created Date
1918-07-03

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather regarding Coconino County's willingness to dispose of Bright Angel Trail as long as the funds acquired would go to building a road between Old Trails Highway at Maine to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1922-11-28

Letter from T. E. Pollock to Carl Hayden asking his opinion on the proposed boundary lines.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Pollock, T. E.
Created Date
1916-05-25

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing him that his contribution for maintaining the roads at the Grand Canyon has been reduced to $50 per year. Hayden also notes that no further action on national park status will be taken until December 1917 during the regular session of congress.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-08-11

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass concerning the passing of the national park bill. Hayden states that he will try to make the bill as advantageous to Arizona miners and farmers as possible, but the land will either remain as a national monument or become a national park. A postscript is added concerning the land allocated for the Havasupai Tribe.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-06-28

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass asking his opinion on the proposed boundaries of the National Park. GC Natl Park written on the letter in blue pencil.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-01-27

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass asking his opinion on the proposed boundaries of the National Park. GC National Park written on the letter in red pencil.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1916-03-17

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing Bass that he will not be able to go north to attend the Arizona Good Roads Association conference; however, he assures Bass that his rights as a land owner and miner will be protected.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1915-10-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass on the recent amendments made to the national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1918-03-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing him of the favorable opinion towards a national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-05-07

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass soliciting his opinion on the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-04-07

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass congratulating him on his good business judgement.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1924-12-08

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass on the improvements Bass has made to the canyon and the hope that he will accept a payment of twenty-five thousand dollars for purchase of his land.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1924-07-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass regarding the poor prospects of selling his canyon properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1923-10-10

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass looking into the sale of Bass properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1924-05-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to the Flagstaff Board of Trade concerning a resolution passed to change the Grand Canyon from a monument to a National Park. Hayden expresses interest in the idea while taking care to protect the water power and mineral resources that are derived from the canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Borg, Willis E.
Created Date
1915-01-03

Letter with red pencil corrections from Carl T. Hayden to X. N. Steeves about the construction of an approach road to the canyon

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Steeves, X. N.
Created Date
1924-06-11

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to C. H. Gensler, Havasupai Indian Reservation, regarding Hualapai and Cataract Canyons geography.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gensler, C. H.
Created Date
1918-07-19

Letter from Charles H. Akers to Carl Hayden expressing his support for the National Park bill.

Contributors
Akers, Charles H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-21

Letter from Charles H. Burke to Carl T. Hayden about mining on Diné (formerly Navajo) national land.

Contributors
Burke, Charles H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-04-22

Letter from David Babbitt supporting the establishment of a post office in the Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Babbitt, David, Cameron, Ralph H.
Created Date
1926-02-27

Letter from Dwight B. Heard, president and publisher of The Arizona Republican, to Carl T. Hayden about a visit by Stephen Mather

Contributors
Heard, Dwight, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-29

Letter from E. C. Finney to Carl Hayden regarding the cost of the Bright Angel Trail and an improved road between the town of Maine and the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Finney, E. C., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1922-12-06

Letter from E. O. Patterson to Secretary of the Interior on automobile fees in the park.

Contributors
Patterson, E. O.
Created Date
1927-08-10

Letter from Ed Hamilton to Carl Hayden outlining his opposition to Superintendent Tillotson's report on the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Hamilton, Ed, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-06-27

Letter from Ed Hamilton to Carl Hayden requesting maintenance for the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Hamilton, Ed, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-02-08

Letter from Ed Hamilton to Carl Hayden regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon.

Contributors
Hamilton, Ed, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-10-23

Letter from F. R. Goodman to Carl Hayden expressing Coconino County's interest in handing over Bright Angel Trail to the government provided a sufficient amount of money is appropriated to build a road from Maine to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Goodman, Frank R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1922-11-22

Letter from F. R. Goodman to Carl T. Hayden asking for clarification about the agreement to construct an approach road to the park

Contributors
Goodman, Frank R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-07-12

Letter to Carl T. Hayden regarding a water-power bill in effect for the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Finney, Finney, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-06-26

Letter from François E. Mathes to Carl T. Hayden about maps of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Mathes, François E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-05-15

Letter from Franklin K. Lane expressing his support for bill S.390 in establishing the Grand Canyon as a National Park. Circa 1913-1920.

Contributors
Lane, Franklin K., Hayden, Carl t.

Letter from Franklin K. Lane to Carl T. Hayden expressing his support for bill S.390 in establishing the Grand Canyon as a National Park.

Contributors
Lane, Franklin K., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-02-26

Letter from Fred Breen to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Breen, Fred S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-12-07

Letter from solicitor Frederic L. Kirgis on behalf of his clients filing claims in regards to the fire started on government-owned apartments in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Kirgis, Frederic L., Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the Interior
Created Date
1936-08-10

Letter from Fred Harvey to Senator Carl Hayden on the diary of Padre Francisco Garcés and the lack of knowledge of U.S. citizens regarding the Hopi people.

Contributors
Harvey, Frederick, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1927-12-13

Letter from George Otis Smith, U.S. Geological Survey to Carl Hayden regarding asbestos mining prospects in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Smith, George Otis, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-23

Letter from George Otis Smith to Carl Hayden regarding mining rights in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Smith, George Otis, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-01

Letter from George W. Kimball to Carl Hayden with an enclosed map detailing the cattle and sheep allotments on the portion of the Tusyan Forest next to the Grand Canyon. Listed are names of permit holders in both stock and allotment that are most likely to trespass into the park. The names are: W. F. Griffin, W. W. Bass, H. R. Lauzon, Swanner and Griffin, Bankhead and Henderson, Martin Buggeln, Babbitt Brothers, Sanford Rowe, and P. D. Berry.

Contributors
Kimball, George W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-04-10

Letter from Governor George W. P. Hunt to Carl Hayden expressing his support for legislation that would grant National Park status to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hunt, George W. P, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-05-25

Letter from Governor George W. P. Hunt to Calvin Coolidge arguing for more autonomy in Arizona state matters.

Contributors
Hunt, George W. P., Coolidge, Calvin
Created Date
1926-09-04

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to John H. Page denying his request to build a railway on the rim of the Grand Canyon for the Canyon Copper Company.

Contributors
Pinchot, Gifford, Page, John H.
Created Date
1909-11-01

Letter from H. L. Russell to Carl Hayden regarding fines in the park.

Contributors
Russell, H. L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1927-01-24

Letter from Harold Greene to Carl Hayden regarding the proposed boundaries for the national park bill.

Contributors
Greene, Harold, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-09

Letter from Harry Welch to Carl Hayden enclosing W. W. Bass' letter of protest against the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Welch, Harry, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-13

Letter from Henry Graves to Carl T. Hayden regarding the land ownership and grazing rights of the Havasupai.

Contributors
Graves, Henry S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-29

Letter from Herbert Babbitt to Carl T. Hayden about grazing cattle in the park boundaries.

Contributors
Babbitt, Herbert, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-12-02

Letter from Field Assistant Horace M. Albright to Carl Hayden requesting letters to be drafted in regards to the grazing of sheep and cattle on national park lands. Bankhead and Henderson are singled out as not keeping to their permit restrictions.

Contributors
Albright, Horace M., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-04-06

Letter from Horace M. Albright to Carl Hayden requesting a formal submission from Coconino County concerning the Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Albright, Horace M., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-05-02

Letter from J. E. Gavin on behalf of Carl Hayden writing in regards to the insurance claims filed with the National Park.

Contributors
Gavin, J. E., James, Roy W., Hanley, Michael, et al.
Created Date
1936-09-04

Letter from J. E. Gavin to Jesse L. Boyce regarding the TNT storage in the Grand Canyon. Gavin states that although acting director Arno B. Cammerer is confident in Superintendent Crosby's report concerning the legitimacy of the storage, he will continue to investigate the matter to ensure public safety.

Contributors
Gavin, J. E., Boyce, Jesse L.
Created Date
1923-09-24

Letter from J. E. Gavin to Louis C. Cramton regarding the Bright Angel Trail controversy, including newspaper clipping.

Contributors
Gavin, J. E., Cramton, Louis C.
Created Date
1924-09-04

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bass properties to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-12-18

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Carl Hayden justifying the value of his land at twenty-five thousand dollars.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-07-03

Letter (copy) from J. R. Eakin to Arthur C. Ringland about the alignment of 40 acres near the Buggeln ranch.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Ringland, Arthur C.
Created Date
1925-09-11

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Arthur C. Ringland about the alignment of 40 acres near the Buggeln ranch.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Ringland, Arthur C.
Created Date
1925-09-11

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Carl T. Hayden concerning access to Rowe Well and the canyon.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-02-05

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Stephen T. Mather about expenses and reconstruction of the Kaibab Trail.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1925-09-08

Letter from J. R. Eaking to the National Park Service director about changes to the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries, and access to water near the Buggeln property on Desert View road.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1925-11-24

Letter from J. R. McCarl to Secretary of the Interior on concessions and contracts in the park.

Contributors
McCarl, J. R.
Created Date
1927-11-15

Letter from J. V. Lloyd to Carl Hayden with an attachment of local opinions of the Army and Technical Services as to why the Civilian Conservation Corp companies should be maintained, continuously, at full strength.

Contributors
Lloyd, J. V., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-11-21

Letter to Carl Hayden, possibly from Jack E. Gavin, detailing a trip to Flagstaff and Winslow to gauge his political popularity. Several mentions of his opponent Senator Ralph T. Cameron.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-07-12

Letter from Jesse L. Boyce to Jack regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L., Gavin, J. E.
Created Date
1923-10-10

Letter from Jesse L. Boyce to Carl Hayden stating that the Director of the National Park Service will order Colonel Crosby to remove the dynamite from the park.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-18

Letter from Jesse L. Boyce to Carl Hayden stating there is 30 tons of dynamite located in the Grand Canyon near tourist sites.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-02

Letter from Jesse L. Boyce to Jack in which he refers to W. W. Crosby as a "damn carpetbagger" and his frustration at Crosby making him out to be a "liar".

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L., Gavin, J. E.
Created Date
1923-09-12

Letter from John H. Page to Carl T. Hayden regarding his company's rights to build a railway if they choose to.

Contributors
Page, John H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-12-19

Letter from John Page to Carl T. Hayden regarding a conversation conducted at Hotel Adams in Phoenix. Page states his concern over the national park bill in reference to his mining company.

Contributors
Page, John H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-11-21

Letter from John Page to Carl Hayden concerning the future of property ownership within the proposed boundaries of the national park.

Contributors
Page, John H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-03

Letter from John H. Page regarding his right to build a railway between Grand Canyon Station and the Canyon Copper Company's mines and hotel.

Contributors
Page, John H., Forester, Forester
Created Date
1910-08-09

Letter from The Camp Fire Club of America urging Carl Hayden to introduce a bill that would grant National Park status to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Gaines, John W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1914-12-04

Letter from Joseph J. Cotter to Carl Hayden regarding the use of water power and summer homes in the proposed park boundaries.

Contributors
Cotter, Joseph J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-03-03

Letter from Joseph J. Cotter to Carl Hayden providing a rebuttal to W. W. Bass' objections to the Grand Canyon National Park Bill.

Contributors
Cotter, Joseph J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-03-19

Letter from Joseph J. Cotter to Carl Hayden detailing the approximate amount of patented land within the proposed borders of the national park. Thomas J. Croaff is mentioned in his belief that he owns half the land in the proposed area; however, Joseph J. Cotter disputes this claim. Ralph Cameron's mining interests in the park are also mentioned. Circa 1917.

Contributors
Cotter, Joseph J., Hayden, Carl T.

Letter from L. B. Williams to Carl Hayden regarding W. W. Bass' resistance to the park bill.

Contributors
Williams, L.B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-29

Letter from L. J. O'Reilly to Carl Hayden on behalf of William Randolph Hearst regarding his land ownership within the proposed Grand Canyon boundaries.

Contributors
O'Reilly, L. J., Hearst, W.R.
Created Date
1917-02-03

Letter from Grand Canyon Postmaster L. L. Ferrall to Carl Hayden regarding the proposed national park bill. Ferrall states that nearly all those who live in the canyon are against it as it gives a monopoly to the railway and hopes that the bill does not start "a war" for Arizona.

Contributors
Ferrall, L. L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-13

Letter from L. S. Williams to Carl Hayden suggesting a boundary amendment to the national park bill.

Contributors
Williams, L. S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-22

Letter from L. S. Williams to Carl Hayden about visiting Mr. Buggeln to discuss proposed park boundary changes.

Contributors
Williams, L. S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-04-20

Letter from M. J. Riordan to Carl Hayden expressing his opposition to the federal government's takeover of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Riordan, M. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-17

Letter from Michael J. Reardon to Carl T. Hayden, in agreement with Ralph Cameron, asserting that Bright Angel Trail should not be sold from Coconino County to the United States.

Contributors
Riordan, M. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-07

Letter from Miner Tillotson to Carl Hayden in regards to a request for two small blue Spruce trees from the North Rim.

Contributors
Tillotson, Miner Raymond, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-10-08

Letter from Nathan Bankhead to Carl Hayden concerning his sheep and the accusations of Horace M. Albright.

Contributors
Bankhead, Nathan, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-04-21

Letter from P. J. Moran to Carl T. Hayden inquiring when construction will begin on the approach road to Bright Angel Trail

Contributors
Moran, P. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-03-24

Letter from P. J. Moran to Carl T. Hayden inquiring when construction will begin on the approach road to Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Moran, P. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-04-08

Letter from Paul M. Roca to Ray E. Carr on behalf of Carl Hayden politely declining his invitation.

Contributors
Roca, Paul M., Carr, Ray E.
Created Date
1935-10-07

Letter from R.P Gilliland to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bright Angel Trail (Ariz.) and construction of the President's Highway from Maine, AZ to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
R. P. Gilliland, R. P. Gilliland, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-10-10

Letter from Ralph H. Cameron to Carl Hayden thanking him for forwarding Senate Bill No. 390 with the report of March 31st, 1918, and expressing interest in their upcoming meeting in Washington.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-25

Letter from Ralph H. Cameron to Carl Hayden requesting a delay on the introduction of the Grand Canyon bill until he can meet with himself and Senator Ashurst in Washington.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-12-08

Letter from Ralph H. Cameron asking to speak to Carl Hayden concerning a matter relevant to the bill granting National Park status to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-12-04

Letter from Ray E. Carr to Carl Hayden with an invitation to celebrate the crossing of L.D.S. pioneers at Lee's Ferry.

Contributors
Ray E. Carr, Ray E. Carr, Hayden, Carl T., Associated Civic Clubs of Southern and Eastern Utah
Created Date
1935-10-02

Letter from Carl Hayden to Tom L. Rees detailing Rees opposition to the establishment of the Grand Canyon as a National Park. Hayden states that he is waiting on a response from Mr. Woolfolk regarding the matter.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Rees, Tom L.
Created Date
1916-05-25

Letter from Robert Fechner to Carl Hayden on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Fechner, Robert, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-02-26

Letter from Sanford Rowe and W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden requesting a re-examination on the proposed park boundaries as they are disadvantageous to current land owners surrounding the canyon.

Contributors
Rowe, Sanford, Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1919-02-12

Letter to W. W. Bass from Carl Hayden's secretary informing him of a vote on the national park bill will not be held until December.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-10-21