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James H. Martineau letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 467

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten copy of a letter dated 23 July 1907 and addressed to F. E. (Frederick Elnathan?) Eldredge. Also included are photocopies of Martineau's application to join the Sons of the American Revolution. In the letter Martineau tells Eldredge that the Mountain Meadows Massacre started when the Fancher train of immigrants poisoned the carcass of a dead cow which led to the death of four Indians. He writes that he had personal knowledge of the orders sent by militia leaders and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He states that the militia leader, William H. Dame, and the second president of the Church, Brigham Young, had no knowledge of the massacre before it took place.


  • 1907-1910


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 James H. Martineau letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

LDS Church leader in Mexico.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.) : 9 p.

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of James H. Martineau letter
Rose Frank
14 April 2011
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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