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Western Frontier Library #0021: Life in the Saddle

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Englishman Frank Collinson went to Texas in 1872, when he was seventeen, to work on Will Noonans ranch near Castroville. He lived the rest of his life in the southwestern United States, and at the age of seventy-nine began writing about the Old West he knew and loved. He had a flair for writing, a phenomenal memory, and a passion for truth that is evident in what he wrote and said.

His writings for Ranch Romances, his letters, and transcriptions of his conversations have been arranged here in roughly chronological order, so that their importance for frontier history is readily apparent. Collinson ranged the West in his writings as he did in person, telling of the last tragic days of buffalo hunting on the Plains; clashes between hunters or cowboys and the Plains Indians; the character of trail drivers; and the definitive nature of violence, particularly at gun-point.

J. Frank Dobie said of Collinson: "In the realm of frontier chronicles, the writing of educated Englishmen. . . men with the perspective of civilization, with imagination, and a lust for primitive nature, stand out. To this class of men belongs Frank Collinson."

Synopsis:

Englishman Frank Collinson went to Texas in 1872 at age seventeen to work on a ranch. He lived the rest of his life in the southwestern United States, and at age seventy-nine he began writing articles for Ranch Romances about the Old West he knew and loved. In Life in the Saddle, Mary Whatley Clarke has arranged his published articles, his letters, and transcriptions of his conversations. Collinson tells of the last tragic days of buffalo hunting on the Plains, clashes of hunters and cowboys with the Plains Indians, the character of trail drives, and the definitive nature of violence, particularly at gunpoint.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806129235
Editor:
Clarke, Mary W.
Foreword:
Nall, Garry
Foreword by:
Nall, Garry
Foreword:
Nall, Garry
Editor:
Clarke, Mary W.
Author:
Collinson, Frank
Author:
Nall, Garry
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Cattle trade
Subject:
Southwest, New Biography Anecdotes.
Subject:
Cattle trade -- Southwest, New -- Anecdotes.
Subject:
Ranch life -- Southwest, New -- Anecdotes.
Subject:
Collinson, Frank - Anecdotes
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Western Frontier Library Series
Series Volume:
0021
Publication Date:
19620231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 bandw illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.6 in 0.65 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Englishman Frank Collinson went to Texas in 1872 at age seventeen to work on a ranch. He lived the rest of his life in the southwestern United States, and at age seventy-nine he began writing articles for Ranch Romances about the Old West he knew and loved. In Life in the Saddle, Mary Whatley Clarke has arranged his published articles, his letters, and transcriptions of his conversations. Collinson tells of the last tragic days of buffalo hunting on the Plains, clashes of hunters and cowboys with the Plains Indians, the character of trail drives, and the definitive nature of violence, particularly at gunpoint.
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