Alva A. Simpson Autobiography
Scope and Contents
Collection contains a handwritten manuscript recounting Simpson's family history, childhood in Loveland, Colo., work with the United States Forest Service in Wyo. and Colo.
- September 11, 1964
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Biographical / Historical
Alva was born to John P. Simpson & Margaret S. Sullivan in Loveland, CO on 02/09/1887. His father was a former member of Tylers' Rangers, which protected the road along the Arkansas River from Indian attacks. After this assignment, John Simpson moved his family to the Valley of the Wind River in Wyoming to open a ranch. At age 19, Alva became an agent for the stage routes at Shoshone. In 1908, Alva took the Civil Service exam and subsequently was assigned as Assistant Forester, under James Blackhall, to the Hayden NF, Wyoming. In 1911, Alva became the Deputy Forest Supervisor of the Arapaho NF. Collection consists of family history written in September 1964.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
- Biographies (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Forest rangers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Forest rangers -- West (U.S.) -- 20th century -- Biography. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Simpson, Alva A., 1887-1975 -- Archives.
- United States. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Region -- History.
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- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
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