James Allen and R. B. Mitchell letters
Scope and Contents
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 16 July 1846, and composed at the "Headquarters Morm. Batt. U.S. Volunteers." Allen writes about the march to California and the necessity of protection against Indians. On the reverse of Allen's letter is found a handwritten letter, dated 21 July 1846, and signed by R. B. Mitchell, "Indian Agent." The item was composed at "Point aux Poules." Mitchell praises the conduct of the emigrating Mormons in general and with the Indians in particular.
- 1846 July
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Originals 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 James Allen and R. B. Mitchell letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Biographical / Historical
Lieutenant colonel in the United States Army and commander of the Mormon Battalion during the war with Mexico.
2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopy of original available in folder 2.
- Register of James Allen and R. B. Mitchell letters
- Under Revision
- Leslie Evens
- 2011 October 19
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.