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Letter to William Wooduary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4035

Scope and Contents note

Letter written from William (from Head Quarters of Dowdle Family. Camp No. 1[ ] 2 ½ miles out of Camp Israel) to Mr. William Wooduary[ ] of Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. May 4, 1849. Not in pencil on jacket of letter says Council Bluffs May 1849. 3 pages, blue paper.

William writes about buying bacon and corn and about hearing some strange preaching. At first, he was a little bit reluctant to go on his journey, but he thr[ew] off all his bad feelings and smother[ed] them whenever they show[ed] themselves. He writes that he is on his way to San Francisco and expects letters from William Wooduary[ ] when he arrives.


  • 1849

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Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the letter to William Wooduary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Letter from "William" in Council Bluffs to Mr. William Wooduary of Connecticut, 1849.

Custodial History note

Donated on 1991 by the Autograph Alcove.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; 1991; Autograph Alcove.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 18 June 2007.

Register of Letter to William Wooduary
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy.
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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

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