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Frémont family letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1016

Scope and Contents

Eight holograph letters, four from Fremont, four from his wife, Jessie Benton Fremont. Jessie's letters deal with personal and family matters. Two of John's letters deal with personal business; the other two with affairs connected to his responsibilities as Commander of the Western Department of the U.S. Army in 1861. They discuss personnel transfers to various areas of his command.

Dates

  • 1861-1890

Creator

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

Biographical Sketch

Explorer, candidate for the U.S. presidency (1856), general in Union army during the Civil War (1861-1865).

Extent

8 items (0.07 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated in 1978.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1978.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Physical Description

Handwritten; documents have been placed in protective plastic sleeves.
Title
Register of Frémont letters
Status
Completed
Author
Benjamin Sipes
Date
2010 July 29
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:
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