John Ball papers
Scope and Contents
Handwritten correspondence, diaries, ledgers, newspaper and magazine articles, accounts of travels, legal documents, and miscellaneous items. The correspondence deals largely with Ball's explorations and with family matters. The materials document Ball's explorations in the American Northwest with Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth in 1832, his visit to Hawaii in 1833, and his explorations in Michigan. The collection also relates to Ball's activities as a lawyer and as a politician in Michigan. Ball wrote an autobiography 1874 which was published in 1925.
- Ball, John, 1794-1884 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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 Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
American author, explorer, lawyer, and politician.
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Ball, John, 1794-1884
- Explorers -- United States -- History
- Hawaii -- History -- To 1893
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Lawyers -- Michigan -- History -- Sources
- Michigan -- History
- Northwest, Pacific -- History -- Sources
- Overland Journeys to the Western United States
- Overland journeys to the Pacific -- History
- Politicians -- Michigan -- History
- Wyeth, Nathaniel J. (Nathaniel Jarvis), 1802-1856
- Register of John Ball papers
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 April 15
- Description rules
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.