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Carson, Kit, 1809-1868



  • Existence: 1809-1868

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Mathew Brady portraits

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 92
Dates: approximately 1840-1859

Luke Cahill letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 14
Scope and Contents Letter from Cahill to D.H. Bellrose, Colorado State Senator, which introduces an accompanying typescript of a letter written by Cahill to U.S. Senator John F. Shafroth in 1918 in which Cahill requests help in securing a larger pension for his services in the Indian Wars. The 1918 letter outlines Cahill's various experiences during the wars and includes a typescript of a letter written in 1913 from W.F. Cody to Cahill, thanking him for his service while they served together in 1868 and 1869....
Dates: 1926

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...
Dates: 1854-1867

Photographs of Kit Carson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 222
Scope and Contents Collection includes 107 photographs and one tintype with images of Christopher "Kit" Carson taken between the 1860s and the 1880s.
Dates: approximately 1860-1889

Robert Ellison Western photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 115
Scope and Contents Collection includes two hundred and thirty photographs, including oversize images, one tintype, and a Brady photograph, with images of the oil industry and oil fields, landscapes of the West, G. A. Custer, and Ellison family and friends; stereographs of Indian wars, Wyoming; various western personalities and places; and postcards. Also includes four photographs and a postcard of Edward Copely and family. Also a picture of the printing shop at the "Old Nez Pierce Mission", and a postcard of...
Dates: approximately 1880-1949

John L. Gaspar letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 80
Overview This folder contains a handwritten letter dated 24 March 1925 and addressed to the Utah historian, Le Roy Hafen. John L. Gaspar discusses his relationship and his knowledge of the American frontiersman and scout, Kit Carson (1809-1868).
Dates: 1925 March 24

Philander Simmons biography of Kit Carson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 657
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed biography of Kit Carson. These are the personal recollections of Simmons, who knew Carson from 1858-1867.
Dates: 1870

Edwin L. Sabin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1072b
Scope and Contents Collection includes holograph and typed letters received by Sabin. Many of these materials relate to Sabin's research on Kit Carson, and include answers to Sabin's inquiries regarding the personality, appearance, and activities of Carson. The information was of use to Sabin in his book "Kit Carson Days (1809-1868)" published in 1914 and in its revised edition of 1935. Also included are letters that relate to Sabin's efforts to get photographs of the American West.
Dates: 1885-1924