James Holt Haslam affidavit

James Holt Haslam affidavit

Dates: 1884

Affadavit of James Holt Haslam, the express rider who carried a message to Brigham Young of an impending massacre (Mountain Meadows). Sworn in Cache Valley 27 years after the event.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Haslam, James Holt, 1825-1913
  • Call Number: MSS 3868
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
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Alternative Format
Open for public research.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James Holt Haslam affidavit must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3868; James Holt Haslam affidavit; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3868, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Photocopy given to Karen Olson Heckmann’s father by James Holt Haslam’s daughter in 1963, then donated by Karen in 1994.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Karen Olson Heckmann; 1994.
Subject Terms
Civil Procedure and Courts; Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857; Politics, Government, and Law
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Broomhead; 18 April 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Haslam (James Holt) affidavit
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:36-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

James Holt Haslam was born 16 September 1825 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. He married Elizabeth Baugh in 1870 in England, Ann Redford in 1869 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mary Matilda Baugh in 1846 in St Louis, Missouri. He died 13 March 1913 Wellsville, Cache, Utah.

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