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M-255: Butterfield Stage Coach

SCOPE: One 1/32 scale handcrafted model of the stage coach and related material.

The model is on display on level 2 of the St. Louis Mercantile Library.

EXTENT: One box, approximately one linear foot

HISTORY & PROVENANCE: This collection was donated to the St. Louis Mercantile Library in 2002. The Butterfield (or Southern) Overland Mail which operated from September 15, 1858 until March 1, 1861, was a semiweekly mail and passenger state service from St. Louis, Mo. and Memphis, TN across northern Texas, New Mexico and Arizona to Los Angeles and San Fransico, CA.

ACCESS: This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-255 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.