Postal service -- United States -- History -- Sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Mat Hunter letter
Handwritten letter dated 28 Feb. 1874 and addressed to Elizabeth Slater. Hunter writes from Walla Walla, Washington and describes family affairs, local economic conditions, and speculates on the likelihood of an Indian war on the plains. He mentions the reduced time (13 days) for a letter to travel 2000 miles by train as compaired with the 10 months it took in 1848.
Horatio King letter
Letter includes an inquiry by Horatio King to California Congressman James William Denver as to which of threemen should be appointed for a postal position in Mormon Island, California. The previous postmaster, Dallas A. Kneass, had recently resigned.
Post Office Department records
Photocopies of handwritten mail records and schedules of service from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Placerville, California. The materials include information on the Pony Express. Includes 4 items.
Daniel H. Wells letter
One handwritten letter to Frank Fuller, acting governor of Utah, regarding two acts of the Utah legislature. The acts were a "Memorial to Congress for semi-weekly mail service from Fillmore to San Bernadino, Cal." and a "Memorial to Congress for an Act authorizing treaties with Indians, and the extinguishment of the Indian titles." These items were forwarded to Fuller for his "action."