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Adams, Andy



Born in Indiana, Andy Adams worked as a cowboy during the 1880s. In his forties he began a career as an author and was known as an authority on cattle drives from ranches in Texas to Kansas railroads. His first novel “The Log of a Cowboy," written in 1903, was later acclaimed for its realistic portrayal of cattle country and the cowboy life, and he followed it with six other westerns.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Andy Adams, Letters

Identifier: MS-0165
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of four letters from Andy Adams addressed to “Dear Bob” dating from 1925, 1926, 1928, and 1934; a telegram; and newspaper clippings from the 1920s-1940 discussing Adams’ career. In the letters Adams writes about his published novels, a manuscript he is working on, and rejections from publishers.

Dates: 1925-1934