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Russell R. Casper biography of William Wallace Casper

Russell R. Casper biography of William Wallace Casper

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Transcript of a biography of William Wallace Casper, with an emphasis on his service in the Mormon Battalion. Biography contains excerpts from a narrative account by William Casper. The edited biography is incomplete, documenting only brief elements of Casper's life.

  • Extent: 1 item (4 p.)(0.03 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Casper, Russell Reuben, 1940-1991. -- Casper, William Wallace, 1821-1908
  • Call Number: MSS 3714
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: 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 Russell R. Casper biography of William Wallace Casper must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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Initial citation: MSS 3714; Russell R. Casper biography of William Wallace Casper; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3714, LTPSC.
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Casper, William Wallace, 1821-1908; United States. Army. Mormon Battalion--History; City and Town Life; Home and Family; Mormons--Utah--Biography; Social Life and Customs
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Casper (Russell R.) biography of William Wallace Casper
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:21-0700
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Biographical sketch

William Wallace Casper was born 12 March 1821 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. A convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Casper married Sarah Ann Bean on 22 January 1846 in the Nauvoo Illinois Temple. In 1846 he enlisted in the Mormon Battalion. Following his discharge from the Mormon Battalion, he returned to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was reunited with his wife, Sarah Ann. Casper married Margaret Mattice on 12 February 1856 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married his third wife, Elizabeth Ann Anderson on 26 March 1864 in Salt Lake City. Casper died 17 July 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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