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Postal service -- United States -- History -- Sources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Mat Hunter letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323104]
Identifier: MSS SC 2419
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1874 February 28

Horatio King letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227606503]
Identifier: MSS 3828
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1855 December 18

Post Office Department records

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230343508]
Identifier: MSS 907
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1858-1860

Daniel H. Wells letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318682]
Identifier: MSS SC 2003
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1862