Bill Miner papers (photocopies)

Bill Miner papers (photocopies)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Davis, Robert Scott, 1954-
Title: Bill Miner papers (photocopies)
Dates: 1911-1985
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms2505

Biographical/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 Note

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

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of Robert S. Davis.

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Two articles concerning David Fant (photocopies), 1984
2 The last chase of the grey fox, or, the great white sulphur train robbery and its aftermath by Robert Scott Davis, Jr., 1985
3 Old West's last desperado by James C. Bonner (photocopies), 1961-1963
4 White Sulphur Springs (photocopies), 1971
5Newspaper clippings (photocopies), 1913, 1980
6 The Pinkerton story by James D. Horan and Howard Swiggett, and correspondence to Bob (photocopies), 1951, 1984
7Correspondence, 1984, 1986
8 The State of Georgia Versus George Anderson: Robbery, deposition, Hall County Superior Court (photocopies), 1911
9Documents (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.
10Notecards containing research notes