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Abernathy, John R., 1876-1941



  • Existence: 1876 - 1941

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Dorothy Johnson Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2535
Scope and Contents


Collection. Stories (n.d.) written by Matie Mowbray Thomas concerning the exploits of Deputy U.S. Marshal, Heck Thomas, including a transcription of a letter written by Isaac Parker recommending Thomas' appointment as marshal of U.S. courts for Oklahoma; Correspondence (1876-1960) concerning Heck Thomas, including a letter to Thomas from U.S. Senator Tom P. Gore, a letter to Bill Doolin from his wife, Edith, and a letter to Matie Thomas from Chris Madsen. Also includes magazine articles (1935) titled "Truth is Stranger than Fiction" and "Heck Thomas Collects" recounting the exploits of Heck Thomas as a railroad express messenger in Texas, and as U.S. deputy marshal in Indian Territory; and diaries (1889-1895) kept by Heck Thomas which include notations about cases, witnesses, etc.

Dates: 1876-1960

Oklahoma Natural Mutoscene Company Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2111
Scope and Contents


Motion picture company. Correspondence (1908) to J.R. Abernathy from L.J. Simons, general manager of Oklahoma Natural Mutoscene Company, about the availability of films, financing, and advertisements for the company.

Dates: 1908

Theodore Roosevelt and a group of noted west Texans on a famous wolf hunt., undated

 Item — Box Photo W-10, Item: 28
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Black and white original prints of Frederick and Manitou, Oklahoma, including scenes of businesses, farming, and city streets. The collection also contains a photograph of Theodore Roosevelt and his friends on a wolf hunt near Frederick, Oklahoma in 1905.

Dates: undated

U.S. District Court Collection: Western District of Oklahoma

Identifier: WHC-M-1321
Scope and Contents


Stenographers' notebooks (1893-1910); books (1873-1912) of statutes, cases, and rules of procedure; U.S. Marshal's records (1890-1912), and Court Clerk's records (1892-1921) concerning witness, juror, prisoner, and court staff expenses; ledgers (1898-1935); and correspondence (1894-1926) of the Court Clerk and the Marshal with the Attorney General, the United States Attorney and others. U.S. District Court Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1890-1935