John James Abert letter
Scope and Contents
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.
- 1861 February 7
- Abert, John James, 1788-1863 (creator, Person)
- Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894 (recipient, Person)
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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.
1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Stuart Lutz; 2007.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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- Rose Frank
- 2011 June 20
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
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