Packing up things I came across a box containing 30-some spools of microfilm I bought from the US Archives 20 years ago. All the US military correspondence in the Department of New Mexico and Arizona, 1856 [I think] through 1866. Includes California Volunteers after they crossed the Yuma River headed for the Rio Grande, also the Apache campaign and Navajo 1863-64 business. And the late-1850s Bonneville campaign against the Apache with the occasional Navajo thrown in to spice it up.
I don’t think I’m going back to a place in my life where I’m staring at microfilm reader screens anymore. If any of you have any interest in owning those spools, or know anyone who’d like to have them for the price of parcel post sending them, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you have any ideas about some research library might like to own them under those conditions. Or any other ideas how I can find someone who might get some use out of them. Scads of interesting, intriguing, baffling stuff in there.
I’m not carrying them around with me anymore.