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Edwin L. Sabin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1072b

Scope and Contents

Collection includes holograph and typed letters received by Sabin. Many of these materials relate to Sabin's research on Kit Carson, and include answers to Sabin's inquiries regarding the personality, appearance, and activities of Carson. The information was of use to Sabin in his book "Kit Carson Days (1809-1868)" published in 1914 and in its revised edition of 1935. Also included are letters that relate to Sabin's efforts to get photographs of the American West.

Dates

  • 1885-1924

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from letters received must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Edwin L. Sabin was born December 23, 1870, in Iowa. He started his career working in newspapers as a reporter, then moved on to writing short stories and poetry for various publications. Sabin then began successfully researching, writing and publishing novels for boys about the American West, up until the Great Depression. Sabin died November 24, 1952.

Extent

2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in Folder 2.
Title
Register of the Edwin L. Sabin papers
Status
Completed
Author
Morgan Crockett
Date
2010 August 24
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States