Horatio King letter

Horatio King letter

Dates: 1855 December 18

Letter includes an inquiry by Horatio King to California Congressman James William Denver as to which of threemen should be appointed for a postal position in Mormon Island, California. The previous postmaster, Dallas A. Kneass, had recently resigned.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Denver, James William, 1817-1892. -- King, Horatio, 1811-1897
  • Call Number: MSS 3828
  • 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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Initial citation: MSS 3828; Horatio King letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3828, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Rick Grunder.
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Item-inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3828.xml
Related Material
For information on Dallas A. Kneass, see also the Amos P. Catlin papers (boxes 149-150, California State Library, Sacramento, Calif.).
Subject Terms
Kneass, Dallas A. (Dallas Alexander), 1817-1891; United States. Post Office Department--History--Sources; United States. Post Office Department--Officials and employees--History--Sources; Material Types; Postal service--United States--History--Sources
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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King (Horatio) letter
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:30-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Horatio King (1811-1897) was a federal government official and attorney. He served as Assistant Postmaster General from 1854 to 1861, and then briefly as Postmaster General in 1861.

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