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Lewis Robison correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2911

Scope and Contents

Two letters addressed to, and one written by, Robison at Fort Bridger in 1857. The earliest, written by Louis Vasquez on April 30, informs Robison that Vasquez and Jim Bridger will send someone to collect balance due on purchase of the fort. On verso is Robison's May 27 letter to Daniel H. Wells, forwarding the Vasquez letter. Robison also informs Wells that he has started building a wall around the fort and visited Green River to get boats in order. The latest letter is from Brigham Young to Robison, dated August 4. Young discusses report of a military expedition marching towards Utah. The letter also mentions other "express" stations besides Fort Bridger, gives instructions relative to livestock at the fort and the purchase of guns and ammunition, and informs Robison of arrangements made to pay Jim Bridger. The Brigham Young letter is faded and difficult to read. A photocopy and transcription of the letters is in a second folder.


  • 1857


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopy and transcription available for public use. Microfilm copy also available.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Lewis Robison correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donors are descendants of Lewis Robison. They also donated a copy of Veldron R. Matheson, The Illustrious Robisons, 2 vols. (1976), which were cataloged separately by the library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Veldron Robison Matheson and Joan Matheson Stevens, Ukiah, California, gift, 1997.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy of original located in folder 2. Microfilm copy of original also available.

Register of Lewis Robison correspondence
Under Revision
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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