James P. Beckwourth business papers
Scope and Contents
Account book, deeds, receipts, letters, statements, land claims, orders of payment, and a poll tax notice, all relating to Beckwourth's personal business transactions. The account book contains a draft copy of his will.
- Beckwourth, James Pierson, 1798-1866 (Person)
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Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from James P. Beckwourth business papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Adventurer, fur trader and trapper, guide, and chief of the Crow Indians, 1824-1836. Beckwourth fought in the Mexican War, 1845, was involved in fighting various Indian tribes, rustled horses with Chief Walkara, 1846, and was employed by A.P. Vasquez and Co., at Pikes Peak, Colorado Territory.
40 item (0.05 linear ft.)
Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections and Manuscripts Dept., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
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Inventory located with collection.
Purchased from Fred A. Rosenstock, 1974.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Fred A. Rosenstock; 1974
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Publication: Mumey, Nolie. James Pierson Beckwourth, and Enigmatic Fiqure of the West. Denver: Fred A. Rosenstock, 1957.
- Register of James P. Beckwourth business papers
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 June 10
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.