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Henry Hopkins Sibley letter to E. H. Jones

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3992

Scope and Contents

Letter of Henry Hopkins Sibley to E. H. Jones, 24 July 1859, Ft. Laramie. Contains a reference to "the Mountain Meadow Orphans, Wards of the Nation," who were then at Ft. Laramie. Important letter tracing the route of the small children not killed at the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 11 September 1857.


  • 1859 July 24


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 Henry Hopkins Sibley must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Hopkins Sibley (1816-1886) served in the U.S. Army during the "Utah War" of 1857-1858, and later was the commander of the Confederate expedition sent to seize New Mexico and Arizona during the Civil War - he was defeated at Glorieta Pass.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)



Custodial History

This item was in the possession of Lyndon Cook before it was purchased from him by the Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections in 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Lyndon Cook; 2001.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States