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Kit Carson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 513

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, military dispatches, a deed, a Taos County Resolution, and two payment vouchers. Nine of these items are personal in nature and are addressed to Carson from friends and family members. The remaining thirty-five letters are concerned with and document Indian affairs. They include instructions from superiors, official correspondence regarding military actions during the American Civil War in the West. They document aspects of the Jicarilla War of 1854-55, the Mescalero Campaign of 1862-3, the Navajo Expedition of 1863-64, and the possibility of using forces against Texas in 1862.


  • 1854-1867


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

Biographical / Historical

American frontiersman, army scout, and Indian agent.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials