James A. Garfield presidential land grant and military letter
Scope and Contents note
Includes one Certificate issued by the General Land Office of the Unites States and signed by United States President James A. Garfield in 1881, as well as a Military Letter written by an adjutant general in 1882. Certificate issued by the General Land Office of the United States giving Samuel Russell a tract of land in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Military Letter discusses Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Collection includes a land patent issued in 1881 to Samuel Russell for a tract of land in Salt Lake City, and a letter from the Adjutant General's office to the Headquarters of the Army of the Platte regarding Charles Popper's claim to a portion of Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Popper, Charles, 1840- (Person)
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Samuel Russell (1835-1896) was a Mormon farmer and lumber salesman, who served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1882 and 1883. Russell was born in Canada, and lived in Missouri before moving to Utah in 1861. He died in 1896.
Charles Popper (b. 1840) was a butcher and stock dealer in Salt Lake City in the 1870s and 1880s. He fought the federal government for rights to his stockyard, located at the mouth of Dry Canyon, and was eventually awarded a patent for the land by act of Congress. He later sold out to land developers and moved to New York City.
James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States.
James Abram Garfield 19 November 1831 in Orange Township, Ohio. Garfield served as a major general in the United States Army and in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected the 20th President of the United States. He was the 2nd president to be assassinated in office, dying 19 September 1881 in Long Branch, New Jersey, of complications surrounding a gun shot wound.
1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)
A certificate signed by James A. Garfield and a military letter, 1881-1882.
Custodial History note
Purchased in 1990.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Processing Information note
Processed; Meghan Mathews; 4 May 2007.
- Register of James A. Garfield presidential land grant and military letter
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2011 June 13
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.