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William Alexander Carter receipt

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8984

Content Description

A receipt for $8.75 from William Alexander Carter of Fort Bridger, Wyoming, paid "in full of account to date," signed by Williams Brothers, Morgan City, Utah, dated September 3, 1880.


  • 1880 September 3


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 the William Alexander Carter receipt must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

William A. Carter (1818-1881) was a businessman and judge at Fort Bridger, Wyoming.

William Alexander Carter was born to Lucinda Washington Alexander and John Wormeley Carter on April 15, 1818 in Prince William County, Virginia. Around 1857 to 1858 William A. Carter came with Johnston's Army as a sutler, or storekeeper, to Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Carter and his wife, Mary Eliza Hamilton, had six children: Ada, Anna, Lulie, Roberta, William A. and Edgar. He stayed at Fort Bridger with his family rebuilding and restocking the fort. One of the region's early businessmen, Carter was involved in mining, oil, logging, and cattle ranching, and he also operated a sawmill. He raised hay and grain on the land surrounding the Fort to fill contracts with the government. Carter was soon known as Mr. Fort Bridger, and became Wyoming's first millionaire. In addition to his business activities Carter was justice of the peace and probate judge for Green River County.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft)

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Custodial History

Found in David Whittaker's papers, found.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by David Whittaker, found.


Utah and American West business and labor history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts coollection development policy IV.a.i.6, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Kane, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.

Register of William Alexander Carter receipt
Elizabeth Kane
2017 March 31
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States