William T. Sherman letter
Scope and Contents
The William T. Sherman letter is addressed to Francis Amasa Walker and is dated August 20, 1874. At the time of the writing, Sherman was the Commander-in-Chief of the US Army. Sherman expresses his views on the topic of a book, and adds comments on the Mormon problem-suggesting that both Mormons and Indians must be assimilated into American society to survive the consequences of the westward movement.
- 1874 August 20
Conditions Governing Access
Original restricted. Photocopy available for public use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the William T. Sherman letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
William T. Sherman (1820-1891) was an American soldier and prominent Union general during the Civil War (1861-1865).
2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Maintained in original order.
Purchased from Peter Crawley in January 2011. Peter Crawley purchased the letter from the William Reese Company in December 2010. William Reese purchased the letter at Swann Galleries. The letter was in the hands of descendents until purchased by Swann Galleries at auction.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Peter Crawley; 2011.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopy available in folder 2.
Processed; Amie Spear, student manuscript processor, and David Whittaker, curator; January 2011.
- Church and state -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History -- 19th century
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Mormons -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 -- Correspondence
- United States. Army
- Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897
- Register of the William T. Sherman letter
- Amie Spear
- 2011 January 7
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States