The W. A. Dodge letter to Frank J. Hubbard provides an impression of what cowboying and the life of a cowboy was in 1891. Dodge wrote the letter to Hubbard of Plainfield, New Jersey, who, from the contents of the letter, had loaned money to Dodge as well as being his interested friend. W. A. Dodge worked for Swan Land and Cattle Company at the time the letter was written.
The Ern Pedler papers (1914-1986) spans his career and creative life, from his high school writings to a letter granting a magazine interview in the 1980s. In addition to the manuscripts, other written material and ephemera give a detailed picture of Western life. Pedler was a long-distance rider, cowboy, and horse wrangler. He was also a prolific writer of fiction.