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Sam Bass Bibliography of Library Materials | Fictional Works | Sam Bass Historical Files
Sam Bass Bibliography not in the Library | Sam Bass Websites

Sam Bass Bibliography of Library Materials

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Fictional Works in the Library       

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In Sam Bass historical files located in the Library

  • 2 women who saw Sam Bass shot see desperado in wax. (n.d.). (This is a 2 page typed article about Mrs. Matilda Swenson Mayfield and Mrs. Justine Swenson James, who both saw Sam Bass get shot.)
  • Authentic history of Sam Bass and his gang by a citizen of Denton County. This is a photocopy of this work. We have copies of this book in the Reference and Texana sections.
  • Complete version of the Sam Bass Song. (1924). Frontier Times, 2(1), 11.
  • Did Sam Bass kill Grimes? (1927). Frontier Times, 4(10). page 6-7.
  • History of Sam Bass and his gang. (1926). Frontier Times, 3(6,7). (The article actually begins in volume 3 number 5 but we do not have that issue.)
  • Legend of Sam Bass lives on. (1976, May 6). San Antonio Express. (Original newsprint containing pictures of Round Rock.)
  • Sam Bass did not kill Russell family, 1877. (1929). Frontier Times, 6(7).
  • Sam Bass, TX lawman and outlaw. (1955). Junior Historian, 15(6).
  • Sam Bass. (1927, May). Frontier Times, 4(8), 9-15. (This article was written by Eugene Cunningham who also wrote Triggernometry.)
  • Sam Bass. In My pious friends and drunken companions, songs and ballads of conviviality collected by Frank Shay. New York: The Macaulay Company, c1927. (A copy of the song with 8 stanzas.)
  • Shoot-out at Round Rock real wild west gun battle. (1981, July 24). Austin American-Statesman.
  • Shootout at Round Rock. (1976, May 8). San Antonio Express-News, p. 1-B and 4-B. (Original copy of newspaper article on the shootout.)
  • The story of Sam Bass. Retrieved March 8, 2011, from the City of Round Rock website. 
  • Tom H. Bayne & death of Sam Bass, TX. (1954). Junior Historian, 14(6).
  • Wanted Sam Bass dead or alive. The great Sam Bass shoot-out. (1978, July 19). (Brochure contains a walking guide to the Great Round Rock shootout.)
  • Wes Hardin visits Sam Bas?tomb. (1955, June 9). Round Rock Leader. (Wes Hardin, 5, descendant of John Wesley Hardin, visits Sam Bass?tomb. The accompanying article is mostly about Hardin but it does mention that by this date the Sam Bass tombstone in the picture was the fourth one.)
  • Baker, W. H. (c1939). True story of Sam bass, the outlaw. Sam Bass Caf? Round Rock, Texas. (Photocopy includes a 5 stanza version of the Sam Bass song and a letter that tells the story of the shootout by Capt. Jack McCullough’s son.)
  • Barnes, Lorraine. (1942?). Aunt Mary, who fed Bass gang innocently, dies at 110. (Name of paper is unknown. This is an obituary for Mary Matson who fed Sam Bass and his gang not knowing they were outlaws.)
  • Bennett, Joseph E. (1993, Summer). Along came Jones. The Texas Mason, 8-10. How John B. Jones' life and Sam Bass crossed.
  • Clopton, Mildred Cooke. (1953, Feb). Texas branding of Sam Bass. The Cattleman, 31. (This one page article says it is continued on page 46 but we do not have a page 46. There is a notation by N.G., probably Noel Grisham, that says ‘several mistakes.' Southwestern Univ. has this, it is 8pgs.)
  • Funk, Arville L. (n.d.). Sam Bass: desperado from Indiana. (This is a photocopied article. The name of the publication it was published in is a mystery.)
  • Gill, Robert T. (n.d.). Southwestern Historical Wax Museum biographical sketches and souvenir guide book. State Fair, Dallas, TX. (Sam Bass sketch is on page 8 and the picture of his wax figure is on page 42.)
  • Miller, Rick. (2001, August). Bold Texas bandit, Sam Bass. Wild West Magazine, 24-31. (Detailed article on Sam Bass including a map of where Sam Bass lived.)
  • Robbins, Peggy. (1982, Summer). Sam Bass, the Texas Robin Hood. American History Illustrated, 37. (Issue is all about outlaws of the old west. The Sam Bass article is on page 37.)
  • Sam Bass Centennial Commission. (1978). Sam Bass 100 years later 1878-1978. (This booklet includes the words to Sam Bass, the song and a map retracing the action on that day.)
  • Tolbert, Frank X. (1961, October 31). Under dead oak in Round Rock. Dallas Morning News.

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Sam Bass Bibliography   The library does not have the following items.

  • Amazing story of Sam Bass and hidden treasure west of Prairie Dell told in detail. (1933, August 22). Temple News.
  • Life and adventures of Sam Bass the notorious Union Pacific and Texas train robber. (1878). Dallas : Dallas Commercial Steam Print.
  • Round Rock remembers Sam Bass. (1953, June, 23). Austin American-Statesman.
  • Sam Bass sheet music. (1928?). Title from caption./ For low voice and piano./ Poems from "Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads" collected by John A. Lomax, 5pgs
  • Southwest sketches. (1979). El Paso Herald. (Includes Sam Bass.)
  • Allen, Jules Verne. (1950). Cowboy lore. San Antonio: Naylor. (Has Sam Bass song.)
  • Bates, Edmond Franklin. (1926). Authentic history of Sam Bass and his gang. Bandera, Texas: Frontier Times.
  • Breihan, Carl W. (1957). Badmen of the frontier days. New York: Bonanza Books.
  • Brown, Will C. (1960). Sam Bass and company. New York: New American Library. (Fiction about Sam Bass.)
  • Carmack, George. (1976, May 8). Shootout at Round Rock. San Antonio Express News, p.1B+.
  • Cunningham, Eugene. (1941). Triggernometry, a gallery of gunfighters. Caldwell, ID.: Caxton Printers.
  • DeMello, Duane. (1984). The Denton Mare. Thesis of North Texas State University. (Fiction about Bass.)
  • Dew, Jay Randell. (1994). Chasing a legend: The Texas Rangers and Sam Bass, 1878. Thesis of Austin College.
  • Dobie, Frank. (1958, July-August). The Robin Hood of Sam Bass. True West, 5(6).
  • England, Ken. Personal interview, October 28, 1991.
  • Evarts, William J. (1988). The ballad of Sam Bass. Thesis (M.A.) of University of North Texas.
  • Gillett. (1902, August 12). When Sam Bass, the notorious Texas bandit was killed. El Paso Herald. (Reprint by the Texas Ranger Museum and courtesy of the Texas Ranger Museum. Originally written by Captain Gillett, an ex-Ranger of Company E, Frontier Battalion, who was present at the capture and death of Sam Bass and was a friend of Dick Ware.)
  • Grigsby, C. M. (1938, Dec. 26). Sam Bass buried his gold In gambling joints. Dallas Morning News.
  • Johnson, M. L. B. (1948). Complete life and adventures of Sam Bass, most noted desperado: Giving the particulars of his death. [s.l. : s.n.].
  • Kittrell, W. H and Dobie, J. F. (1958). How Sam Houston Hill killed Sam Bass. True West, 6(6), 19.
  • Manning, Jason. (2000). The outlaw trail. New York: St. Martin's Paperbacks. (Historical fiction about Sam Bass.)
  • Metz, Leon Claire. (1976). The shooters. El Paso: Mangan Books. (John Wesley Hardin and Sam Bass are included.)
  • O’Neal, Bill. The Sam Bass gang in Round Rock. (1989, February). True West, 61.
  • Pierce, Dale. (1991). Wild west characters. Phoenix: Golden West Publishers.
  • Randolph, Vance. (1944). Sam Bass, the train robber; the life of Texas' most popular bandit. Girard, Kan: Haldeman-Julius.
  • Rennert, Vincent Paul. (1967). Western outlaws. New York: Crowell-Collier Press. (John Wesley Hardin and Sam Bass are included.)
  • Rister, Claude. (1942). The owlhoot trail. New York: Pyramid Books. (Fiction Sam Bass.)
  • Smith, Helena Huntington. (1970, Jan.). Sam Bass and the myth machine. The American West, 31+.
  • Treuhardt, Beverly Huie & Murdock, Marie. (1958). Sam Bass. Austin, TX: Steck Co.
  • Younger, Scout. (n.d.). True facts of the lives of America's most notorious outlaws. [s.l. : s.n.].

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 Sam Bass Websites

  • Handbook of Texas Online entry for Sam Bass                    
    The Handbook of Texas is a wonderful resource for all things Texas. This entry on Sam Bass was done by Wayne Gard who has also written a book on Bass.
  • Letter from Toney Heis to Governor Roberts, Nov 23, 1881
    Part of the Texas State Library's Archives and Manuscripts available online. The image of this letter is included as well as its transcription and description of the time it was written.
  • Mention of Sam Bass seen by local girl                         
    Includes picture of house on Chisholm Trail Road in Round Rock where local girl saw Bass pass by after he was shot.
  • Sam Bass episode of The Outlaws 
    Includes cast listing, picture, and description of episode which may vary from the truth but is interesting to read anyway.
  • Sam Bass History 
  • Part of Len Kubiak's Texas History webpages. This page consists of 2 pictures, a map, and a concise history of events in Bass' life.
  • Sam Bass on FrontierTimes.com  
    This site says it is the home of frontier history. The page on Sam Bass is part of the Outlaws series. It gives a brief history, timeline of his life, a picture, and   mentions a few books on Bass.
  • Sam Bass page on the City of Round Rock, Texas website
  • Sam Bass' wanted notice  
    This is an image of the reward offered for Sam Bass as well as a transcription of the letter. This is part of the Texas State Library Archives and manuscripts available online.
  • Sam Bass song 
    The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection includes 5 versions of this song that can be played for your listening enjoyment.
  • Texas Outlaw, Sam Bass  
    Part of the Scribe's lady Outlaw site, which "offers documented information on some of the most infamous outlaws of the Wild West..." She includes documents and run-ins various people had with Bass and has much information on Seaborn Barnes, a relative.
  • Texas Outlaw Sam Bass' Gold Coin
    Story of Sam Bass, a gold coin, and the author's family.
  • The Legend of Sam Bass                                  
    News article by Jeff Routh from the Herald-Times. Includes information on his early years.

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