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Bill Miner papers (photocopies)

Bill Miner papers (photocopies)

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bill Miner papers (photocopies)
Creator: Davis, Robert Scott, 1954-
Inclusive Dates: 1911-1985
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2505
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Bill Miner (b. William A. Miner; used various aliases) was a famous stagecoach and train robber. He was imprisoned several times in the United States and Canada. Miner was known for his politeness, and for originating the phrase "Hands up!"

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, articles, and other papers, including deposition providing information on miner's trial in Georgia for robbery.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Robert S. Davis.

Preferred Citation

Bill Miner papers (photocopies), ms2505, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Miner, William A., 1847?-1913

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Two articles concerning David Fant (photocopies), 1984
12The last chase of the grey fox, or, the great white sulphur train robbery and its aftermath by Robert Scott Davis, Jr., 1985
13Old West's last desperado by James C. Bonner (photocopies), 1961-1963
14White Sulphur Springs (photocopies), 1971
15Newspaper clippings (photocopies), 1913, 1980
16The Pinkerton story by James D. Horan and Howard Swiggett, and correspondence to Bob (photocopies), 1951, 1984
17Correspondence, 1984, 1986
18The State of Georgia Versus George Anderson: Robbery, deposition, Hall County Superior Court (photocopies), 1911
19Documents (photocopies), 1911-1919
Photocopies: letter, dated Southern Railway Company, Atlanta, Georgia, February 18, 1911, to Hon. Joseph M. Brown, regarding a train robbery; Application for executive clemency for James Handford.
110Notecards containing research notes