Raymond Smiley Spears papers, 1897-1948  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Spears, Raymond S. (Raymond Smiley), 1876-1950
Title
Raymond Smiley Spears papers
Dates
1897-1948 (inclusive)
Quantity
15.0 linear feet, (24 containers, 5 packages, 1 folder)
Collection Number
Coll 156
Summary
Raymond Smiley Spears was an American author of western and adventure stories. Collection comprises personal and professional correspondence; diaries and journals; manuscripts of books, short stories, and non-fiction articles; tearsheets of stories, articles, and advice columns published under a variety of pseudonyms, Jim Smiley most frequently; research material; whole issues of magazines containing his stories or articles; and copies of his published books.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Raymond Smiley Spears, author of western and adventure stories, was born in Belleview, Ohio, in 1876. His father, John R. Spears, was a U.S. naval historian and reporter for the New York Sun; his mother, Celestia Colette Smiley Spears, was a teacher. Raymond Spears was educated in Philadelphia in a village school until he was fifteen, when it was discovered he had a throat ailment. He was sent to the Adirondack Mountains to recuperate. During this period, he acquired a strong love of the outdoors--fishing, hunting, and trapping.

A few years later, Spears moved to New York City where he spent the next five years as a reporter for the New York Sun. He tired of city life and returned to the country where he began free-lancing for newspapers and magazines. Spears wrote several accounts of various cross-country trips he had made which were published in Forest and Stream. In fact, he was hailed as "America's best-known automobile tourer," having travelled by car and motorcycle across the United States. These trips provided many ideas and much background information which Spears used in his fiction and non fiction articles.

His love of the outdoors helped secure his next job, that of a fire patrol worker with the New York Forestry Department. Spears advocated strict enforcement of game laws which he felt would not only protect wildlife, but also increase revenue from the sales of furs and skins. He continued to write about fishing, hunting and trapping and, in 1913, was approached by the editor of Hunter-Trader-Trapper to do a question/answer column. The column also included inquiries related to woodcraft, conservation and outdoor sports and recreation.

Spears published two novels, The River Prophet and Diamond Tolls, and an Argosy serial entitled "The Flying Coyotes" was later published in book form. He used no less than eight pseudonyms; of these Jim Smiley was the one used most frequently. His stories appeared in slicks like Collier's, but Spears built his reputation on the numerous pieces he wrote for pulp magazines such as Adventure, West, and Argosy. An outspoken proponent of prohibition in the 1920's, newspapers often published his opinion on that subject as well as on other local, state, and national issues.

During the 1930's, Spears was president of the American Trappers' Association. Prior to his presidency, he served as the organization's conservation director.

Spears married C. Eleanor Shepard of Long Island in 1904. They had two children, John and Charles. Raymond Spears eventually settled in Inglewood, California, where he died in 1950.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Raymond Smiley Spears Papers consist of correspondence, diaries and journals, manuscripts, tearsheets, research material, newspaper clippings, printed material, scrapbooks, and books.

Correspondence is both personal and professional and is arranged chronologically. Spears' extensive travels around the country are documented in his diaries and journals.

Manuscripts comprise the bulk of the collection and include both fiction and non-fiction works. Fictional work consists mainly of western adventures and Mississippi River lore, although many romances and mysteries are included as well. In addition to his numerous short stories, Spears wrote a number of novels which are part of this series. Articles about travel, recreation, and animals comprise the non-fiction material. Some of the manuscripts are incomplete and others have never been published. Novels, short stories, and articles are arranged alphabetically by title within each section.

Short stories, articles, and advice columns comprise the tearsheet series. Spears' work was published under a variety of pseudonyms, among them (but not inclusive): DeAlton Valentine, William Wells, Cliff Campbell, James Terry, Hiram Vermont, Charles E. Shepard, Jim Smiley, and Smiley Ironbaker. Within each section, the tearsheets are arranged alphabetically by title. The newspaper clippings consist of Spears articles about the Adirondacks as well as editorials and letters to the editor he wrote.

The series of printed material consists of entire issues of magazines such as Boys' Life and Scribner's. All contain stories or articles by Spears. The magazines are arranged alphabetically by title with various issues in chronological order. Raymond Spears stories appearing in pulp publications have been removed from the collection and are housed with the Pulp Collection; a list of these follows at the end of the inventory. Three of Spears' published novels are part of the free-standing volumes which complete the collection.

There is one box of photographs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Raymond Smiley Spears papers, Coll 156, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series:  Personal correspondence, 1902-1949Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2
1902-1925
1902-1925
1 3
1926-1929
1926-1929
1 4
1931-1937
1931-1937
1 5
1938-1949
1938-1949
1 6
Undated
1 7
Undated

Series:  Professional correspondence, 1902-1948Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 8
1902-1948
1902-1948

Series:  Biographical MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 9
Published articles on Spears
1 10
Miscellaneous biographical material

Series:  Diaries and Journals, 1897-1943Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
1897 (3) - 1898 (2)
1897-1898
3
1899; 1900 (2); 1903
1899-1903
4
1904 (2)
1904
5
1906; 1912; 1915; 1916; 1943 (2)
1906-1943

Series:  ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Book length
Box Folder
6 1
[Autobiography]
6 2
[Autobiography]
6 3
[Autobiography]
6 4
Between the Levees
6 5
The Change of Levels
6 6
The Change of Levels
6 7
The Change of Levels
6 8
The Change of Levels
7 1
The Gypsy Girl
7 2
The Gypsy Girl
7 3
Hate No Love Limit
7 4
Hate No Love Limit
7 5
Hate No Love Limit
7 6
Information Wanted
7 7
Information Wanted
8 1
Laura Larame, First draft
8 2
Laura Larame, Second draft
8 3
No Marked Down Lanes
8 4
No Marked Down Lanes
8 5
Ocatilla
8 6
Overlooking the Mississippi
8 7
Overlooking the Mississippi
8 8
Overlooking the Mississippi
9 1
Q.E.D.: Wrong Is Wrong
9 2
Q.E.D.: Wrong Is Wrong
9 3
River Has His Ways
9 4
River Has His Ways
9 5
River Has His Ways
9 6
They Live in the Wind
9 7
Yahna, First draft
9 8
Yahna, First draft
10 1
Yahna, Second draft
10 2
Yahna, Second draft
10 3
Yahna, Third draft
10 4
Yahna, Third draft
10 5
Untitled
10 6
Untitled
10 7
Untitled
10 8
Untitled
11 1
Untitled
11 2
Untitled
11 3
Untitled
11 4
Untitled
11 5
Untitled
11 6
Untitled
11 7
Untitled
11 8
Untitled
Subseries: Short story length
Box Folder
12 1
The Adventurers
12 1
Amassing a Competence
12 1
Ambition's Restlessness
12 1
An Automobile Dicker
12 1
An Avalanche Interruption
12 2
The Bad and Good of Luck
12 2
The Bad Medicine Woman
12 2
The Balsam Leaf
12 2
The Best of Being Bad
12 2
The Blossom of Loneliness
12 3
Boucan
12 3
Brains
12 3
Button Stock and Pearls
12 3
The Camera Guard
12 3
The Career of Bad Jason Dolace
12 3
The Care Taker
12 4
"Charles! You've Been --"
12 4
The Clam Pearl
12 4
The Codeless Savannah Maid
12 4
The Courage in Work
12 5
Dangerous Dreaming
12 5
A Daughter's Sacrifice
12 5
A Defect in Titles
12 5
Delilah Double-Crosses
12 5
Delilah's Heart
12 5
A Devil of a World
12 6
A Dishpan Proposition
12 6
Domesticated Talents Easy
12 6
The Edgeways Man
12 6
The Enemy Uses His Friendly Dupes
12 7
The Exasperating Ranger
12 7
Exasperating River
12 7
An Experience in Superstition
12 7
Finding the Punch
12 7
Flood Time Raiding
12 10
The Flying Switch (first and second drafts)
12 10
For Suffrage
12 10
A Friendly Self-Defense
12 10
From Dream to Dream
12 10
From the History of Soda Water
13 1
A Genial River Rascal
13 1
Getting Killed on Account
13 1
Gimp
13 1
Gold Quick Sands
13 1
A Good Man Does
13 2
A Good Book Swap
13 2
The Good Thought in a Rose
13 2
Harnessed
13 2
Her Two Men
13 2
The Hero Worshipper
13 2
A High Tide Gal Rides the Overflow
13 3
The Honeymooners' Tour
13 3
A House-Bent Woman's Jeopardy
13 3
The Hungry Husband
13 3
The Illusions of Failure
13 3
The Impossible Liaison
13 4
The Imposter
13 4
An Intermission Marriage
13 4
In the Mirror of a Woman's Eyes
13 4
In the Trail of the Gillette Murder Boat
13 4
Involuntary Sheriff
13 4
In Wrong and Out Right
13 4
It Takes All Kinds
13 5
Jim Haley's Courtship
13 5
Jimson Tweed
13 5
Judge Doone's EKE Account
13 5
Just Around the Corner -- And Habit
13 5
Just How It Happened, Yes Sir!
13 5
Just Like Old Mississipp'
13 6
A Lady Candidate -- Hand Picked
13 6
A Lady's Day on Lake Superior
13 6
Legalizing Paid Good in Furs
13 6
"Let Has-Beens Stay Down"
13 7
The Little Hole-in-the-Wall
13 7
A Little Mistake Led to -
13 7
Lonesome Kate of Bushwack
13 7
Long Cruise Rowboat Outfits
13 8
The Lost Man
13 8
Love of Pearls
13 8
The Love-Trip Down the Rivers
13 9
Making the Most of Rackton
13 9
The Making of Ted
13 9
The Man They Beat
13 9
A Man Who Tried to Make a Mystery
14 1
The Masked Champion
14 1
Meet the Heroine
14 1
Men Don't Know Any Better
14 1
The Mesalliance
14 1
The Midnight Woman
14 2
The Migrants
14 2
Missing-in-a-Tornado Love
14 2
Moonshine
14 3
A Mountain Hostess
14 3
The Mountain Rivals
14 3
The Mystery of Cattle Kate
14 3
The Naiads Keep Faith
14 4
Nine-O'Clock
14 4
No Hard Feelings
14 4
No Lady and the Pirates
14 5
The Odd Number (first and second drafts)
14 5
Old Mississippi Is Never Dull
14 6
Old Timer Flies North
14 6
One Automobile
14 6
One of Those Good Girls
14 6
Our Codes of Honor
14 6
An Ozark Courtship
14 7
Palura's Kitt
14 7
Peace Comes to Skeleton Valley
14 7
A Pearl of Price
14 7
A Picker Joins the Chorus
14 7
Picture Brook
14 7
Pot-Hunting
14 7
Predestined
14 8
Protecting the Home Town
14 8
A Questionable Reformer
14 8
The Quitter
15 1
Raiders of the Two-Track Circle
15 1
Reckoning the Price
15 1
Red Hamblin Works for Suffrage
15 1
A Reporter's Psychology
15 1
The Respite
15 2
Right of Way
15 2
The Ring Goes
15 2
The River's Hand
15 2
The Roll-Grafter
15 3
A Roman Road
15 3
Romance of River Waifs
15 3
A Ruse for Publicity
15 4
Salvage Jobs
15 4
A Sentimental Business Affair
15 4
Simplified by Old Mississip'
15 5
Singing Serpents
15 5
Something Missing
15 5
The Son of a Texas Ranger
15 5
The South Side Stations Man
15 6
Stolen Rings
15 6
Strangers
15 6
The Sunset League Plays the Game
15 7
The Sure-thing Trapper
15 7
Swamp Angel Courting
15 7
Swan in the Wind
15 8
`Tain't Right to Kill a Ranger (first, second and third drafts)
15 8
A Teacher Finds Work
15 8
The Teazer Leaves
15 9
This World of Woes
15 9
The Time to Die
15 9
Touring Companions
15 9
The Touring Odd Jobber
15 9
Trapping a Reporter
15 10
The Trespass Violator
15 10
Tulip Steen
15 10
Two Bits
15 10
An Unnecessary Shoat
16 1
A Vain Woman's Child
16 1
A Very Good Looking Woman
16 1
The Vesper Virgin
16 1
Violators
16 1
Waking Coleton Up
16 1
The Water Hole Rendezvous
16 2
When a Girl's a Boy
16 2
Where Autos Add to Romance
16 2
A Woodsman Learns
16 3
Untitled stories
16 4
Untitled stories
16 5
Untitled stories
16 6
Fragments
16 7
Fragments
Subseries: Article length
Box Folder
16 8
The Auto-Touring Youngsters
16 8
The Bitter Tories of the Mohawk
16 8
Chesapeake Bay Craft
16 8
Clem People's Inspiring Jail
16 8
Dogs as Dangerously Expensive Pets
16 9
In Search of Literary Junk, numbers 1-8
16 10
Little Falls, N.Y.
16 10
Missing the Prime Outdoor Sports
16 10
Our Adirondacks
16 10
Professional Wildcrafting
16 11
A River Tripping Shanty-Boat
16 11
The Shanty-Boat Outfit
16 11
A Wild Life Department Proposal
16 12
Fragments

Series:  TearsheetsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Subseries: Short stories
Box Folder
17 1
"All in the Family"
17 1
"An Appearance of Evil"
17 1
"Apprentice Ranger"
17 1
"The Arrest"
17 1
"The Aska-Damn Dog"
17 1
"Austin Picks a Ranger"
17 2
"Badlands Bargain"
17 2
"Badlands Buster"
17 2
"The Badlands Kid"
17 2
"Badmen Not Wanted"
17 3
"Beginner's Luck"
17 3
"Beyond Knowledge"
17 3
"Beyond the Law"
17 3
"Big Mountain Business"
17 3
"The Big Rose Pearl"
17 3
"Blennerhasset's Rembrandt"
17 3
"A Blue-Eyed Haskell"
17 3
"Book Learning for Mink"
17 4
"The Border Line"
17 4
"Brass"
17 4
"Breaking in a Deputy"
17 4
"A Breed's Message"
17 4
"Broken Troths"
17 4
"Brought Back"
17 4
"Buddie"
17 4
"Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?"
17 4
"By Their First Names"
17 5
"The Caddo Flames"
17 5
"Calico Joe"
17 5
"The Call of the White Water"
17 5
"Captain Blanche of the Tug 'Brulay"
17 5
"The Careless Ranger"
17 5
"Casana's Other Business"
17 5
"Cassidy and the Wild Bunch"
17 5
"Chips of Stone"
17 6
"The City Marshall Goes Out"
17 6
"Cold Turkey"
17 6
"Colonel Colt's Joke"
17 6
"Colored to Suit"
17 6
"The Committee"
17 6
"The Confidential Ranger"
17 6
"Consequences"
17 6
"The Cook's Husband"
17 6
"The Copper Chief"
17 6
"Coyotes Sing Warning"
17 7
"Dancing Laurel"
17 7
"Dead Men's Thumbs"
17 7
"Dead Pearls"
17 7
"Death at Arroyo Cholla"
17 7
"A Defective Title"
17 7
"A Delayed Storm"
17 7
"Delta Stars Versus Laughing Belles"
17 7
"Demons of Cold"
17 7
"The Deputy Sheriff"
17 7
"The Desert"
17 7
"Desert to Desert"
17 7
"Deuce High"
17 8
"The Dimpled Pearl"
17 8
"The Diversion of a Monographic Professor"
17 8
"The Dog Beside the Road"
17 8
"Don't Ever Steal a Fiddle"
17 8
"Down the Mississipp'"
17 8
"Down the Old Mississipp'"
17 8
"A Dreamer of Dreams"
17 9
"Dressed for the Part"
17 9
"'Drift' Dalling's Vindication"
17 9
"Drifter's Luck"
17 9
"A Dry Landing"
17 9
"The Dummy Director"
17 10
"Experience Is Everything"
17 10
"A Fifteen-Cent Meal"
17 10
"Fighting Man"
17 10
"First Frontier Bad Man"
17 10
"For An Old Sweetheart"
17 10
"The Forest Feud"
17 10
"Framed"
17 11
"Frayley's Fighting Code"
17 11
"French Harp Bill"
17 11
"Fretful Muncher"
17 11
"A Friendship in the Wilderness"
17 11
"From the Fields of Sin"
17 12
"The Gallery Shoot-Hitter"
17 12
"The Golden Pears"
17 12
"Good Enough for the Rangers"
17 12
"Good Ranger Blood"
17 13
"Good Year for Rabbits"
17 13
"Grandpap's Gold Bricks"
17 13
"Green Eyes and Grit"
17 13
"The Green Sachem"
17 13
"The Grudge Recruit Ranger"
17 14
"Guardians of the Sheep"
17 14
"Gun-Job Gold"
17 14
"Gun Justice at Good Water"
17 14
"Gunmen in the Scorpions"
17 14
"Gunmen's Rendezvous"
17 14
"Guns for Business"
17 14
"The Gunstore Rat"
17 14
"Gunstore Wise Ones"
17 15
"The Hackamatack Pirates"
17 15
"The Handy Line"
17 15
"The Harbor Kleptomaniac"
17 15
"The Hard Luck Ranch"
17 15
"Hearts Divided"
17 15
"Hill Billy"
17 15
"Hills of Gold"
17 15
"The Hired Killer"
17 16
"His Unluckiest Wife"
17 16
"Hoarded Assets"
17 16
"Hopeless Creek"
17 16
"The Horsethief Rendezvous"
17 16
"The Horse Thieves"
17 16
"Hunger of the Light"
17 16
"The Hunted Ones"
17 17
"In for His Health"
17 17
"In Right by Discipline"
17 17
"In the Wheel House of a Tow Barge"
17 17
"The Innocent Accomplice"
17 17
"Islands of Stone"
17 18
"Janie and the Waning Glories"
17 18
"Janie Frete, Intruder"
17 18
"Janie Pays a Debt of Honor"
17 19
"Jim Tilou, Wastrel"
17 19
"Jingle Smidt's Nugget Gold"
17 19
"Joe Baton's Government Truck"
17 19
"Joe Ed Rides to Kill"
17 19
"A Joke on Ranger Wickers"
17 19
"Just Another Killing"
17 20
"The Killer's Protege"
17 20
"The Killers of Blizzard Basin"
17 20
"Killing to Music"
17 20
"The Knife"
17 21
"Lacking Luck"
17 21
"A Lady Trips Old Mississippi"
17 21
"The Lake of Pearls"
17 21
"The Last Bad Man"
17 21
"The Last Wolf"
17 21
"A Laughing Matter"
17 21
"A Law Not in the Books"
17 21
"Law of the Range"
17 22
"A Lazy Man's Position"
17 22
"Lem Lawson Is Deputized"
17 22
"The Levee Holds"
17 22
"The Little Cloud"
17 22
"Lobo Vengeance"
17 22
"Lonesome"
17 22
"Losing a Good River Cook"
17 23
"Lost in the Green Timber"
17 23
"Love's Crossway"
17 23
"Luck of the Big Woods"
17 23
"Lye-Ball"
17 24
"The Man and the Money"
17 24
"The Man Hunt"
17 24
"The Man Who Killed Jesse James" (6 parts)
17 24
"Marble Eye"
17 25
"Marbles for Pearls"
17 25
"Marked Saddle"
17 25
"The Marshall Goes Accordin'"
17 25
"Mates of Destiny"
17 25
"A Matter of Ambition"
17 25
"A Matter of Time"
17 25
"A Matter of Nuisances"
17 25
"A Mean River Lady"
17 25
"Meanness in the Mountains"
17 25
"Meestair Carcajou"
17 26
"Mesa Joe Gets a Habit"
17 26
"Migrating Old-Timer"
17 26
"The Miller of Fiddler's Run"
17 26
"Minding Their Own Business"
17 26
"Mission Boat"
17 26
"Mississippi Magic"
17 26
"The Mississippi Medicine"
17 26
"Mississippi Show Boat"
17 27
"Mississippi Soft Paw"
17 27
"The Money Gruber"
17 27
"Moon Blink"
17 27
"A Mountain Error"
17 27
"The Mountain Sheriff"
17 27
"Mountang Woman"
17 28
"Muddy Gets Salvage"
17 28
"Muleskins"
17 28
"A Muskrat Mystery"
17 28
"A Muskrat's Mistake"
17 28
"Mutt Hide"
17 28
"The Mystery of the Beyond"
18 1
"Nature and Tim Betine"
18 1
"Nemesis in Good Humor"
18 1
"Neutral Bystander"
18 1
"A New Kind of Sport"
18 1
"The New Marshall Inspects"
18 1
"No Living Man Came Back"
18 1
"No Trespass Trapping"
18 1
"No Weather To Hang a Man"
18 2
"Noble Violence"
18 2
"Noise in the Open Spaces"
18 2
"Off His Beat"
18 2
"Off the River"
18 2
"Old Flat Face - the Otter"
18 2
"Old Goldie"
18 2
"The Old Home Town"
18 2
"Old Mississipp'"
18 3
"On the Dodge"
18 3
"On Getting Acquainted"
18 3
"On the Trap Line"
18 3
"One of Those Bad Towns"
18 3
"One Playa Grande"
18 3
"$1,000"
18 3
"The Orange Maid"
18 3
"Ornery Cowboy"
18 3
"The Outlaw's Son"
18 3
"Over the Fence"
18 4
"Owning the Bend"
18 4
"Panic and Poverty"
18 4
"The Peacemakers"
18 4
"A Pearl of Price"
18 4
"A Pearl Trade Hunch"
18 4
"Pearls and Button Shells"
18 4
"Photographs Only"
18 4
"The Pirates of Arusha"
18 5
"Playing Safe"
18 5
"A Plumb Peaceable Valley"
18 5
"The Poisoner"
18 5
"The Prairie Pirate"
18 5
"Preferred to Trial"
18 5
"The Prelude"
18 5
"Primal Justice"
18 6
"Princess of Plunder"
18 6
"Proofs Positive"
18 6
"Proud and Courageous"
18 6
"The Pseudo Ranger"
18 7
"Punished Enough"
18 7
"A Question of Nerve"
18 7
"Quitting Misery"
18 7
"The Ranch of Death"
18 7
"The Ranger"
18 7
"A Ranger Breaks In"
18 7
"A Ranger Comes to Town"
18 7
"A Ranger Off His Trail"
18 7
"A Ranger Seeks Vengeance"
18 7
"A Ranger Takes His Lessons"
18 8
"A Ranger Uncle"
18 8
"A Rascal's Nemesis"
18 8
"Razorback"
18 8
"Recluses"
18 8
"Red Hamblin Faces Fire"
18 8
"Riding Back"
18 8
"Ridin' Down the Pecos"
18 8
"Riding the Iron Rail"
18 8
"Riley Grannan's Last Adventure"
18 8
"The Ripe Peach"
18 8
"The River Artist's Mill"
18 9
"A River Combine"
18 9
"River Dreams of Pearls"
18 9
"River Laughter"
18 9
"Robbers' Roost [William Wells, pseud.]
18 9
"Robbing Oneself"
18 9
"Rope's End"
18 9
"The Rosebud Baroques"
18 10
"A Sailor of the Sail"
18 10
"Salt Grass Deputizing"
18 10
"Sand Storm"
18 10
"Science Ain't No 'Count"
18 10
"Scienterific"
18 10
"A Sea Otter Pocket"
18 11
"The Secret of Silent Bayou"
18 11
"A Settlement Includes Sheep"
18 11
"Sheepherder"
18 11
"The Shellers"
18 11
"Shelling in The Swamps"
18 11
"A Sheriff Apologizes"
18 11
"The Sheriff Bides His Time"
18 12
"The Sheriff of Sunset Range"
18 12
"The Sheriff's Gun"
18 12
"The Sheriff's Rider"
18 12
"A Shortage in Perfumes"
18 13
"A Sign That Didn't Fail"
18 13
"Silver Heels"
18 13
"The Silver Lake Panic"
18 13
"Sinbad Gets Away"
18 13
"Sitting Bull"
18 13
"Skim Faces the Music"
18 13
"A Skun Log Floats"
18 13
"Sleet on the River"
18 14
"The Snow Hunters"
18 14
"Sorry's Bid for Fame"
18 14
"Softpaw"
18 14
"Souls of Honor"
18 14
"Spell of the Desert"
18 14
"The Spotted Onion"
18 14
"Square Shooter"
18 14
"Stumps of Good Timber"
18 15
"Sweet Posie Rides Again"
18 15
"The Switch"
18 15
"Tavern of Prowling Death"
18 15
"Teche's Canoe"
18 15
"Texas Ranger Duty"
18 15
"That Sharp Yankee"
18 15
"These Here Moral Questions"
18 15
"Thieves' Rendezvous"
18 15
"Things That Sing"
18 15
"Three Tales of the Old West"
18 15
"Through Fire"
18 16
"Thundering Ben"
18 16
"To Make or Break"
18 16
"Trail of the Otter Pelts"
18 16
"The Trainer"
18 16
"The Trammel-Fork Pearls"
18 17
"The Trapline Runners"
18 17
"Trappers Make Good Money, But --"
18 17
"Tripping Down the Old Mississipp' "
18 17
"A Tune to Die On"
18 17
"A Twenty-two Gun Ranger Walks"
18 17
"Two-Gun Hypnotism"
18 18
"An Uninvited Guest"
18 18
"The Urge of Two Jobs"
18 18
"The Varnished Boat Soft-Paw"
18 18
"The Volunteer Ranger"
18 18
"The Wabash Pumpkin"
18 18
"The Walking Boss"
18 18
"The Waltzing Coyotes"
18 19
"The Warring Mountains"
18 19
"The Way of the Green Timber"
18 19
"The Were-Cougar"
18 19
"When a Man Belongs"
18 19
"When a Man's Crazy"
18 19
"When It Does Come!"
18 19
"When Everybody Knew"
18 19
"When It's in the Heart"
18 19
"When the Copes Quit Running"
18 19
"Whence Came the West"
18 19
"Where Lies the West"
18 20
"A White Collar Captain"
18 20
"White Hand Ponsby's Nemesis"
18 20
"The Widewater Affair"
18 20
"The Widow Waits"
18 20
"Windfall Poe's Credentials"
18 20
"Wings of the River Spirit"
18 20
"Winking Eyes"
18 20
"The Witness Who Forgot"
18 21
"The Wolf Pack"
18 21
"The Wolver"
18 22
"The Wolves of Howling Butte"
18 22
"The Word of a Hard Man"
18 22
"Worried Cowboy"
18 22
"Yo' Cayn't Trust Nobody"
Subseries: Articles
Box Folder
19 1
"Adirondack State Lands"
19 1
"Annual Meeting of Game Protectors"
19 1
"Cabin Boating on the Mississippi"
19 1
"Cabin boat Traveling"
19 1
"California's Wild Life Capital Stock"
19 1
"The Game Protector in the Field"
19 1
"Lewis Wetzel -- Premier Woodsman"
19 1
"Lost in-the Woods"
19 1
"The Mississippi Boat Theatres"
19 1
"The Mississippi in a Swaggering Mood"
19 1
"Monthly American Trappers Association Report"
19 1
"The New Adirondacks"
19 1
"An Oil Barrel to Windward"
19 2
"Pulp Authors Community Writers"
19 2
"Reading the Snow"
19 2
"Shanty-Boat Tripping"
19 2
"Shanty Boating"
19 2
"South of the Border"
19 2
"Still-Hunting Footgear"
19 2
"Stumbling on a Rich 'Fur Pocket'"
19 2
"Through the Woods" [pseud-Jim Smiley]
19 2
"Touring with Raymond Spears"
19 3
"Vagabond Specialists of the Open Country"
19 3
"The 'Wandering Zephyrs' Auxiliary"
19 3
"What Follows the Forest Fire"
19 3
"You May Specialize"

Series:  Advice columnsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
19 4
"Ask Adventure"
19 5
"Campfire"
19 6
"Come An' Get It"
19 7
"Facts for Outdoor Adventurers"
19 8
"Reel, Trap, and Trigger"
19 9
Miscellaneous columns

Series:  Research MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
20 1
Notes
20 2
Notes
20 3
Miscellaneous publications

Series:  Newspaper ClippingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
20 4
Spears on Adirondacks
20 5
Spears' editorials and letters
20 6
Spears' editorials and letters
20 7
Miscellaneous
20 8
Miscellaneous
20 9
Miscellaneous

Series:  Printed, material containing articles and stories by Spears, 1911-1937Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries: All Outdoors
1933
Box Folder
21 1
"Book Reviews."
July, 1933
21 1
"Book Reviews."
September 1933
Subseries: Associated Writers Workshop
1936
Box Folder
21 1
"Writing Practice."
February 1936
Subseries: The Author and Journalist
1927-1928
Box Folder
21 1
"Facts and Fakery in Fiction."
January 1927
21 1
"Touring the Facts."
July 1928
Subseries: Boys Life
1928-1929
Box Folder
21 2
"The Tenderfoot."
January, 1928
21 2
"The Reprobate Swab-Head."
June 1928
21 2
"Prides Avalanche."
July 1928
21 2
"Old Lady Ephraim."
October 1929
Subseries: Forest and Stream
1923-1924
Box Folder
21 3
"Touring with Raymond Spears."
October 1923
21 3
"Touring with Raymond Spears."
November 1923
21 3
"Touring with Raymond Spears."
April 1924
21 3
"Touring with Raymond Spears."
May 1924
Subseries: The Heart of The Mohawk Valley
Box Folder
22 1
"Historical Introduction."
Subseries: Hunter-Trader-Trapper
1910-1918
Box Folder
22 1
"Adirondack Trapping."
March 1910
22 1
"Cabin Boat Primer."
May 1911
22 2
"Opportunities for Trappers - Money."
June 1911
22 2
"Opportunities for Trappers - Economy."
January 1912
22 3
"Opportunities for Trappers - Education."
September 1912
22 3
"Opportunities for Trappers - Travel."
December 1912
22 4
"Opportunities for Trappers - Politics."
February 1913
22 4
"Opportunities for Trappers - the Library."
May 1913
22 5
"Opportunities for Trappers - Specialities."
July 1914
22 5
"Opportunities for Trappers - Gems."
May 1915
22 6
"Service of the Outboards."
June 1918
Subseries: Little Blue Book
Box Folder
22 7
"Camping, Woodcraft, and Wildcraft." #749
22 7
"Helpful Hints for Hikers." #750
22 7
"How to Be a Fur Trapper." #1755
Subseries: Scribner's
1922
Box Folder
22 7
"The Desert."
August 1922
Subseries: Sports Afield
1932
Box Folder
22 7
"Pages from a Sportsman's Notebook."
June 1932
Subseries: The Trapper
1937
Box Folder
22 8
"The Science of Wildcraft."
March 1937
22 8
"Know Your Own Worth, Trapper."
April 1937
Box
23
Scrapbooks (2)

Series:  Packaged MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
package
Pkg. 1
Illustration and drawings (4 pc.)
Pkg. 2
Oversize scrapbook
Pkg. 3
John R. Spears material (brother) Scrapbooks
Pkg. 4
John R. Spears material (brother) Scrapbooks
Pkg. 5
John R. Spears material (brother) Scrapbooks

Series:  Photographs (PH083), 1880-1939Return to Top

1.25 linear feet
Spears, Raymond S. (Raymond Smiley), 1876-1950
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
PH068_001: Untitled
1.0 art original
Line drawings and cartoons with text. Text from recto "Don't stare! Don't strike a pose! -But look natural!" "His studio in Inglewood is the rendezvous of nationally known artists and authors." "He takes rank with Pirie McDonald, Harris & Ewing and Moffatt as one of the best photographers of men in the country - he has the uncanny knack of catching a mans personality and depicting a life like portrait of him-" "He knows me well." "Ha has traveled extensively all over the United States taking pictures" McDonald Inglewood".
10 x 8 inches
1
PH068_002: Ugollosmith
1.0 photographic print
4 x 5 inches
Water with land in background, tree branch in foreground. Mounted on cardstock. Written on verso in black ink "Ugellosmith- the Evening, on the Tennessee, in Northern Alabama- mussel shores."
1
PH068_003: The Christian Science Pleasant View Home in Concord, New Hampshire
1.0 photographic print
5.5 x 3.5 inches
Main entrance of building. Postcard, title from description on verso. C1927.
1
PH068_004: L.D.S. Tabernacle St. George Utah
1.0 photographic print
5.5 x 3.5 inches
Tabernacle. Postcard, title from recto.

BroadsidesReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

2.0 items

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Adventure stories--Authorship
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Literature
  • Nature conservation
  • Outdoor life
  • Photographs
  • Popular literature--Authorship
  • Short stories--Authorship
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Trapping
  • Western stories--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Spears, Raymond S. (Raymond Smiley), 1876-1950
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Architectural drawings