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John James Abert letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4045
Letter from John James Abert to James Holt written on February 7, 1861. The letter originally accompanied a copy of Abert's report on the planning of a wagon route between Utah and Nevada. The report was published by the government in 1876.

Dates

  • 1861 February 7

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

Extent

1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Biographical History

John James Abert (1788-1863) was a topographical engineer for the United States Army. He supervised many early national engineering projects, including the planning for a wagon road from Genoa, Utah to Carson Valley, Nevada.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Stuart Lutz; 2007.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Creator

Title
Register of John James Abert letter
Status
completed
Author
Rose Frank
Date
2011 June 20
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States