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Guide to the Benjamin F. Fowler papers

Identifier: C-1230

Scope and Content

"Rangeland Melodies" is a booklet of poetry by E. Richard Shipp.


  • 1923


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

E. Richard Shipp was born on May 1, 1864, at Petersburg, Illinois. Shipp was a graduate of Georgetown Law School in 1895. He helped foundSigma Nu Phi, a legal fraternity, while an instuructor at the National Law School in Washington, D.C. Around 1905, he moved to Casper, Wyoming, where he served as a prosecutor. Prior to studying law, Shipp worked at several national newspapers as a printer and was a life long member of the International Typographical Union.

Shipp was a prolific writer, penning many poem as well as a number of law texts. During World War I, he was chairman of the Four Minute Men.

Shipp died in Casper in 1932.


1 file folder


"Rangeland Melodies" is a booklet of poetry by E. Richard Shipp.


Organized by record type. See container list for more information. Item level inventory available on-site.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. B.F. Fowler (Carrie E. Fowler) of Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1942.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original records available at the Wyoming State Archives unless otherwise noted in the container list.

Alternate Formats Available

Selected records may be available on microfilm or digital. See container list for more information.

Related Material

There are no other known collections by B.F. Fowler known at the writing of this finding aid.

Separated Material

A Knights Templar sword belonging to Benjamin F. Fowler was transferred to the Wyoming State Museum.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared in 2023 by WSA Staff.

Guide to the Benjamin F. Fowler papers, 1923
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Suzi Taylor
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

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