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Fort Bridger (Wyo.) -- History

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

William A. Carter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 490

This collection includes several personal and business letters between 1863 and 1925, and letters of condolence at the time of Carter's death in 1881. In addition there is an undated map of Fort Bridger detailing the water lines and buildings.

Dates: 1863-1925

Collection of William A. Carter materials, 1857-1925

Identifier: MSS SC 490 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Series comprised of letters, news clippings, legal documents, a map, and diaries which give insight into William A. Carter, and Fort Bridger activities between 1857 and 1925.

Dates: Other: 1857-1925

Philip St. George Cooke letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321256]
Identifier: MSS SC 2285
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated 8 March 1886. Cooke responds to a request to give an account his part in the Utah Expedition, 1857-1858, during which a federal army entered Utah. Cooke writes about the march, the wintering at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, the establishing of Camp Floyd, Utah, and about his conversatins with Albert Sidney Johnston, who led the expedition.

Dates: 1886

Muster roll of Captain Thomas Hendrickson's Company H of the Sixth Regiment of Infantry, Army of the United States

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231566073]
Identifier: MSS SC 576
Scope and Contents

Printed form with handwritten notations. The Company left Fort Bridger, Utah Territory, Aug. 21, 1858, enroute to Benicia, California, and was encamped at Bear River, Oregon Territory when the muster was completed. Includes enlistment and pay information and recapitulation of company statistics.

Dates: 1858

Robert Spurrier Ellison writings, 1924-1940

Identifier: MSS 782 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contents include drafts of writings, mainly articles, written by Robert S. Ellison pertaining to the history of Wyoming, specifically Fort Bridger. Includes draft of Ellison's book, "Fort Bridger : A Brief History," clippings, and reprints. Materials dated 1924 to 1940.

Dates: 1924-1940

John Taylor agreement

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230349471]
Identifier: MSS 4130

Agreement copied on one page for John Taylor to Lewis Robinson, 1878.

Dates: 1878

William A. Carter correspondence, 1863-1879

Identifier: MSS SC 490 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Letters, written 1863 to 1879, describe Carter's business activities in regard to Fort Bridger and his several enterprises, and include descriptions of his interaction with U.S. government leaders, especially military officers. He mentions the events of the time, such as the Credit Mobilier investigation, and comments on the people he meets, including Ben Holladay and Ned Buntline. He includes much news of the family related activities, including his search for teachers to be hired for the...
Dates: Other: 1863-1879