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Sam Brannan correspondence and other material

 Collection
Identifier: Vault MSS 37
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed correspondence and legal documents. Most of the correspondence is from Sam Brannan to Jesse C. Little from 1880 to 1888, and he discusses his efforts to colonize and mine in Sonora, Mexico. Also includes some correspondence from Little to Brannan, dated 1885-1888, and printed documents, maps, and other papers related to colonizing and mining in Mexico. Dated approximately 1875 to 1888.
Dates: approximately 1875-1888

Richard Evelyn Byrd letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 420
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letter. Byrd writes to Melvin H. Schoberlin of Denver, Colorado, on 18 Aug. 1928 to inform him that he will not be able to carry a letter for Schoberlin on the upcoming "Byrd Antartic Expedition."
Dates: 1928

Leonard S. Conger letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1284
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter and typescript. The item was written in 1861 in the Nebraska Territory by Conger to his brother Levi in New York. Conger gives a brief description of his travel itinerary as well as making a plea to receive communications from family and friends.
Dates: 1861

Charles D. Fox letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2542
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letters dated 20 Feb. and 22 April 1902 and addressed to John M. Cannon. Fox writes that he just arrived in Raymond, Alberta. He writes about crops and timber. He also requests that cattle be soon sent to Raymond as soon as possible.
Dates: 1902 April 22; 1902 Feb 20

John Charles Frémont letter to Susan B. Ferrell

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 232
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated September 7, 1850, and addressed to Susan B. Ferrell. Fremont writes concerning the gold mines in California and the best time of the year to go to that state.
Dates: 1850 September 7

William Henry Hart diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1411
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries with typescripts in four volumes. Volume 1 concerns Hart's overland journey by ox team from Quincy, Illinois to the Humboldt Valley, Nevada, in 1852. Hart is an insightful and descriptive diarist. He writes about cooking and commerce on the plains, encounters with Indians, and dissatisfaction in his company. Hart mentions a handful of deaths from cholera and includes a moving description of one funeral. He also gives a festive account of his company's celebration of the...
Dates: 1852-1888

Paul A. E. Henning papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 300
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, diaries, manuscripts of writings, and notes on hieroglyphics and other archaeological studies. Also included are photographs pertaining to Mexico and to Central American Indian civilizations, especially those of the Aztec and Maya Indians. The materials include information on Indian myths and legends.
Dates: 1600-1924

Vilhjalmur Stefansson letter to Fred A. Rosenstock

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 719
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter addressed to Fred A. Rosenstock of Denver Colorado. The item is a request by Stefansson for a list of items that deal with the Arctic and Antarctic.
Dates: 1934

Charles B. Stuart letters to Nathaniel B. Baker

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9103
Scope and Contents Contains two letters from Charles Stuart, railroad designer, to Nathaniel B. Baker, Adjutant General of the Iowa Militia. Both letters concern the building of railroads in Iowa that would connect with the transcontinental railroad, which was about to be built, beginning in Omaha, Nebraska. The first letter, dated January 15, 1860, is on “Office of the American Railroad Bureau” letterhead, and discusses the Lyons Railroad. The second letter, dated March 30, 1860, is also on “Office of the...
Dates: 1860

Brigham Young letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 538
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter dated April 12, 1867 and a newspaper clipping dated July 17, 1958. In the letter Brigham Young calls Ira Hinkley to settle Cove Creek and to build a fort there. The building is known as Cove Fort. The newspaper clipping shows a photograph of the fort.
Dates: 1867 April 12; 1958 July 17

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Baker, Nathaniel B. (Nathaniel Bradley), 1818-1876 1
Brannan, Sam, 1819-1889 1
Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1
Cannon, John M. (John Mousley), 1865-1917 1
Conger, Leonard Smith 1