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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. Cahill was presenting the typescript as a gift to Bellrose.


  • 1926


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 Luke Cahill letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Soldier in A Company, Fifth U.S. Infantry during the Indian Wars. National Commander, Indian War Vetrans of the United States of America.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : 6 p.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; LeRoy Hafen.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of Luke Cahill letter
2010 April 29
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Language of description note
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