Bill Miner collection

Bill Miner collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Bill Miner collection
Dates: 1911-1986
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (41 items in 1 document box)
Abstract:Correspondence, legal documents, articles, and other papers, relating to the career of Bill Miner (b. William A. Miner; used various aliases), train robber and bandit, including deposition providing information on his trial in Georgia for robbery.
Coll. Number: ms2505

Biographical/Historical Note

Bill Miner (1846?-1913) 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!"

Index Terms

Brigands and robbers--United States.
Miner, William A., 1847?-1913
Outlaws--United States.
Railroads--United States.
Robbery--United States.
Train robberies--United States.
Trials (Robbery)--Georgia.

General Notes

In part, photocopies.

Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Robert S. Davis, 1987.

Preferred Citation note

Bill Miner collection. MS 2505. Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library. University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Article, "David Fant"
2Article, "The Last Chase of the Gray Fox..."
3Article, "Old West's Last Desperado"
4Article, "White Sulphur Springs, GA"
5Newspaper Articles
6Xeroxed Pages from Starling of the White House
7Correspondence, 1984-1986
8Deposition, Hall County Superior Court