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Allyn, Joseph Pratt 1833-1869

Works: 8 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 482 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Joseph Pratt Allyn
Address delivered on the fourth of July, 1864, at La Paz, Arizona by Joseph Pratt Allyn( Book )

1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Allyn business correspondence by Timothy M Allyn( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Primarily incoming business correspondence to a Hartford, Connecticut, merchant, businessman and entrepreneur, concerning court cases, land sales, investments, and other financial matters. Includes three letters from his son, Joseph Pratt Allyn, and a letter dated 1852 from Jonathan Pratt in Louisiana to his brother Joseph Pratt in Hartford concerning their father's health
Timothy M. Allyn incoming correspondence by Timothy M Allyn( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters to Timothy Allyn, a retired Hartford dry goods merchant and entrepreneur, from his sons Alexander Hamilton, Arthur W. and Joseph Pratt. Alexander was a business man in Wisconsin. In 1858 he was working for the Western Transportation Company and wrote to his father asking him to purchase one of Colt's latest patent pocket revolver. The city had been infested with burglars and he needed to protect his business. By 1865 he had moved to the country and worked a farm. However, he needed to ask his father for money to tide him over that year. Arthur joined Company Rifle A, Connecticut 1st Infantry Regiment on 25 Apr 1861. He was mustered out on 14 May 1861 and immediately commissioned an officer in the Regular Army 16th Infantry Regiment. In 1861 he wrote from Fall's Church, Virginia, with a sketch of the placement of forts and regiments. In 1862 he mentioned the sudden death of his mother. His letter of April 16, 1865, mourned the assassination of President Lincoln. On August 10, 1865, he sent his father money to purchase revolvers for his friends in the Brigade. Joseph Allyn was in Washington in 1861, working as a Congressional aid and filing stories with the Hartford Courant. He wrote about the preparations for war and expressed concern for the loss of manufacturing should the conflict be prolonged. He was appointed one of the original Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Arizona Territory where he moved in 1863. His letters to his father in 1865 are primarily requests for money after his failed Congressional bid
The Arizona of Joseph Pratt Allyn : letters from a pioneer judge--observations and travels, 1863-1866 by Joseph Pratt Allyn( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joseph Pratt Allyn was appointed associated judge of the newly established Territory of Arizona in 1863 and immediately set out for the Great Southwest. As he crossed the continent with the territorial party, he began a brilliant series of letters to the Hartford Evening Press. This collection of his correspondence provides a fascinating picture of pioneer Arizona. Editor Nicholson's extensive annotations and the biography of Allyn supply important background information. Enhanced by his quiet humor and talent for recording significant details, Allyn's letters are rich in valuable primary source material. They offer a personal view of such well-known figures as King Woolsey, Captain Joseph Reddeford Walker, and Bishop John Lamy. They also furnish vivid descriptions of the major settlements and outposts, including the now partially submerged boom town of La Paz. The Arizona of Joseph Pratt Allyn is a colorful and revealing panorama of the early territorial years
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Alternative Names
Joseph P. Allyn American jurist and journalist

Joseph P. Allyn Amerikaans rechter (1833-1869)

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