A.A. Coupland Collection
- 55 black-and-white photographs in an album, 2 loose photographs, 57 copy
- Views include:
- Grand and Cataract Canyons, miners, wagons, Havasupai Indians and their
dwellings, Black Tanks, and Williams, Arizona
- Biographic Note:
- Alfred Augustus Coupland was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1871. A man of
varied talents and pursuits, he tried his hand at mining, fought in the Spanish-American
War in Cuba, and worked in sales and finances in Chicago. In addition, he
was an accomplished writer and draftsman, and, for a hobby, engraved diplomas
and business shingles.
- Around 1893, Coupland led a group of men on a surveying expedition in Cataract
Canyon, a tributary to the Grand Canyon, for the Arizona Consolidated Gold
and Copper Mines Company. It is appears that the surveyors did not locate
what they sought, as the company never laid claim in Cataract Canyon.
- Coupland died in San Antonio, Texas in 1951.
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