The library's Special Collections holds the papers of John D. Burgess relating to the state-wide fund raising effort to pay for a silver service to present to the Battleship Arizona. The papers were donated by the daughter of Captain Burgess, Mrs. Maud Thomas.
A contribution from the Calumet & Arizona Mining Company, of Warren (i.e. Bisbee), Arizona.
A list of contributors to the fund for the silver service for the Arizona. This is from a letter fom L. W. Mix, the chairman of the committee, to Captain Burgess.
The certificate sent to contributors thanking them for their donation. This is the one sent to Captain Burgess. The image of a miner with pick and shovel on the certificate is of a fourty-inch-tall statue presented to the Arizona by the state in 1916.
A letter from Allen T. Bird, the secretary of the committee, celebrating the completion of the fund raising effort.
A letter from the governor of Arizona, Thomas E. Campbell, congratulating the Silver Service Committee on their success.
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