Lewis Robison correspondence
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.
- Vasquez, Louis (Person)
- Robison, Lewis (creator, Person)
- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 (creator, Person)
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
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
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.