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John Sharp letter to Oliver Ames

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2861

Scope and Contents

Concerns payment of debts of Joseph A. Young, John W. Young, Brigham Young, and the Utah Central Railroad, to a company in Boston which Ames represented. Ames later served as governor of Massachusetts, 1887-1890.


  • 1872


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Original restricted. Photocopy and microfilm available for patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Sharp letter, Salt Lake City, Utah, to Oliver Ames, [Boston, Massachusetts] must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Ordained as bishop of the Salt Lake 20th Ward (Mormon) in Salt Lake City, 1854. Elected vice-president of Utah Southern Railroad, 1870. Appointed superintendent of Utah Central Railroad, 1871, and superintendent and president, 1873. For many years was one of directors of Union Pacific Railroad. Sun Dance Books 1520 North Crescent Heights Hollywood, California 90046 purchase, 1989.


2 leaves : ms. photocopy. ; 25 cm.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Sun Dance Books; 1989.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Sharp letter, Salt Lake City, Utah, to Oliver Ames, [Boston, Massachusetts]
Rose Frank
28 April 2011
Description rules
Language of description
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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