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Bill Nye Letters to Major Pond

Identifier: M576

Scope and Contents

Collection contains typescripts of letters written by Bill Nye on the lecture circuit to his agent and manager, Major James B. Pond in New York. As a lecturer, Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye often appeared with Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley.


  • 1885-1896

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye (August 25, 1850 - February 22, 1896) was an American humorist, journalist and lecturer. He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang.


1 envelope(s) (80 leaves)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lloyd McFarling, 1950s.


Typescript copies by Lloyd McFarling 1955 of originals at the University of Wyoming Library, Laramie.

Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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