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Edward G. Bush official correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2280

Scope and Contents

Handwritten military orders and official correspondence plus photocopies. Also included is a hand-drawn map of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation and nearby areas. This item is housed separately in a location for oversized materials. General George Crook (1828-1890) sent orders to Fort Douglas directing that two companies be sent to assure that the road between Price, Utah and the Uintah Reservation be made passable for heavy freight. Major, later lieutenant colonel, Bush was given the assignment. The materials document his assignment, activities, and the troubles encountered.


  • 1887


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Mat'l specified: Originals. Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Mat'l specified: Photocopies. 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 Edward G. Bush official correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Edward G. Bush (1832-1892) was an officer in the United States Army. He served in the Civil War, participating in the battles at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and later in garrisons throughout the United States. He was stationed at Fort Douglas, Utah between 1883 and 1886.


9 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Purchased from Norm Flayderman in 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Norm Flayderman; 1984.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

See also the E. G. Bush photographs of Fort Douglas (MSS P 368), and the Edward G. Bush journal (Texas Collection, Baylor University).

Register of Edward G. Bush official correspondence Bush (Edward G.) official correspondence
In Progress
Elisa Visick
2010 October 8
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States