Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: P16-F1b

Description: Burris Wright

Date of origin: about 1950

Type: Print

Size: 5 x 7

Condition: Very Good


[back] Al – Finally run into your old side kick Burris Wright when his wife wasn’t around – Happy New Year Frank Locke. Property of [stamp] Harry E. Chrisman, Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas / Photo B, Frank Locke Dodge City circa 1946 [back note taped on] Burris Wright (old Cimarron and Arizona Cowboy) Liberal, Kansas (See “Lost Trails of the Cimarron” for his story). Picture taken by Frank Locke of [Lara] Locke Hotel Dodge City, about 1950. Locke sent this picture of Wright to Al Olive, Dodge City, with the following inscription on the back: “Al — Finally run into your old sidekick Burris Wright when his wife wasn’t around — Happy New Year Frank Locke” Burris told Harry E. Chrisman that when Frank Locke showed him a picture of Al Olive and asked if he knew him he replied, “Hell yes, he was our old Cookie on the roundup.”

Provenance: personal collection

Miscellaneous Info.:

Photo is of an elderly man. His shoulder and head are showing. He is in a suit and tie.

Other Info.: Photo has tape tear mark on top and tape with a note on bottom.

Related to:

Subject: Al Olive, Burris Wright, cowboys, Dodge City Kansas, Frank Locke,