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Across the continent by overland stage in 1865

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 501
Scope and Contents In this autographed reminiscence, Colfax describes his stagecoach trip from Missouri to California in 1865. It is likely he made the trip in his capacity as chair of the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Account includes his detailed observations regarding trail terrain, arable lands, mining, and the people he encountered. Colfax also indirectly considered the issue of the transcontinental railroad. He spent a few days in Salt Lake City and met Brigham Young, president of the Mormon...
Dates: 1865

Schuyler Colfax letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 137
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters and one telegram, addressed to Jay S. Carpenter, with photocopies of the items. Colifax writes about the house in Indiana in which his family was living temporarily. In the letter of 2 Feb. 1873 Colifax writes about the Credit Mobilier of America.
Dates: 1871-1873

Schuyler Colfax letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 77
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letters, dated 1878, and addressed to "Dear Sir." Colfax writes from South Bend, Indiana, about the political and social situation in Utah and urges that the fight against Mormons be continued.
Dates: 1878