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James A. Garfield presidential land grant and military letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3897

Scope and Contents note

Includes one Certificate issued by the General Land Office of the Unites States and signed by United States President James A. Garfield in 1881, as well as a Military Letter written by an adjutant general in 1882. Certificate issued by the General Land Office of the United States giving Samuel Russell a tract of land in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Military Letter discusses Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection includes a land patent issued in 1881 to Samuel Russell for a tract of land in Salt Lake City, and a letter from the Adjutant General's office to the Headquarters of the Army of the Platte regarding Charles Popper's claim to a portion of Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dates

  • 1881-1882

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James A. Garfield presidential land grant and military letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Samuel Russell (1835-1896) was a Mormon farmer and lumber salesman, who served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1882 and 1883. Russell was born in Canada, and lived in Missouri before moving to Utah in 1861. He died in 1896.

Biographical History

Charles Popper (b. 1840) was a butcher and stock dealer in Salt Lake City in the 1870s and 1880s. He fought the federal government for rights to his stockyard, located at the mouth of Dry Canyon, and was eventually awarded a patent for the land by act of Congress. He later sold out to land developers and moved to New York City.

Biographical History

James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States.

James Abram Garfield 19 November 1831 in Orange Township, Ohio. Garfield served as a major general in the United States Army and in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected the 20th President of the United States. He was the 2nd president to be assassinated in office, dying 19 September 1881 in Long Branch, New Jersey, of complications surrounding a gun shot wound.

Extent

1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

A certificate signed by James A. Garfield and a military letter, 1881-1882.

Custodial History note

Purchased in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; 1990.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; Meghan Mathews; 4 May 2007.
Title
Register of James A. Garfield presidential land grant and military letter
Status
Completed
Author
Benjamin Sipes
Date
2011 June 13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States