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James Allen and R. B. Mitchell letters

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 399

Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 16 July 1846, and composed at the "Headquarters Morm. Batt. U.S. Volunteers." Allen writes about the march to California and the necessity of protection against Indians. On the reverse of Allen's letter is found a handwritten letter, dated 21 July 1846, and signed by R. B. Mitchell, "Indian Agent." The item was composed at "Point aux Poules." Mitchell praises the conduct of the emigrating Mormons in general and with the Indians in particular.

Dates

  • 1846 July

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopy available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from James Allen and R. B. Mitchell letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Lieutenant colonel in the United States Army and commander of the Mormon Battalion during the war with Mexico.

Extent

2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy of original available in folder 2.
Title
Register of James Allen and R. B. Mitchell letters
Status
Under Revision
Author
Leslie Evens
Date
2011 October 19
Description rules
Appm
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

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