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Doniphan, Alexander William

 Person

Alexander William Doniphan (July 9, 1808-August 8, 1887) was a 19th-century American attorney, soldier and politician from Missouri who is best know today as the man who prevented the summary execution of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, Jr. at the close of the 1838 Mormon War. He also achieved renown as a leader of American troops during the Mexican-American War, as author of a legal code that still forms the basis of New Mexico's Bill of Rights, and as a successful defense attorney in the Missouri towns of Liberty, Richmond and Independence.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Ambrotype of Alexander William Doniphan

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7392
Abstract Ambrotype of Alexander William Doniphan
Dates: approximately 1857

Robert Carson letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1391
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter written at Santa Fe, New Mexico and addressed to Carson's "Honored old friends" in Howard County, Missouri. Carson briefly recounts experiences and news about the war including the tremendous death toll from disease, the putting down of an "insurrection," and the activities and battles of General Alexander William Doniphan on the way to El Paso, Texas.
Dates: 1847

Dudley H. Cooper letter to Benjamin Cooper

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 234
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated November 18, 1846, and addressed to Banjamin Cooper of Saline County, Missouri. Cooper writes about the activities of the United States Army under the command of A. W. Doniphan.
Dates: 1846 November 18

Dudley H. Cooper papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 302
Abstract Correspondence, certificates, legal papers, business papers, newspaper clippings, personal letters and published material.
Dates: 1836-1877

Alexander William Doniphan letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 590
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, written in Liberty, Missouri, addressed to John Chauncey, and dated June 11, 1836. Doniphan thanks Chauncey for a previous letter, discusses how annexing "the country to the west" will improve business and society, and reflects on various subjects such as women, marriage and babies.
Dates: 1836 June 11

Dudley H. Cooper certificates, 1847-1864

 Series
Identifier: MSS SC 302 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Cooper's certificates.
Dates: Other: 1847-1864

Dudley H. Cooper correspondence, 1842-1873

 Series
Identifier: MSS SC 302 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Cooper's correspondence.
Dates: Other: 1842-1873

Dudley H. Cooper papers, 1836-1876

 Series
Identifier: MSS SC 302 Series 5
Scope and Contents note Cooper's legal papers.
Dates: Other: 1836-1876

Dudley H. Cooper patent medicine pamphlets and advertisements, date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS SC 302 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Cooper's patent.
Dates: Other: date of production not identified

Dudley H. Cooper personal letters, 1844-1876

 Series
Identifier: MSS SC 302 Series 7
Scope and Contents note Cooper's personal letters.
Dates: Other: 1844-1876