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James A. Garfield presidential land grant and military letter

James A. Garfield presidential land grant and military letter

Dates: 1881-1882

Includes one Certificate issued by the General Land Office of the Unites States and signed by United States President James A. Garfield in 1881, as well as a Military Letter written by an adjutant general in 1882. Certificate issued by the General Land Office of the United States giving Samuel Russell a tract of land in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Military Letter discusses Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
  • Call Number: MSS 3897
  • 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/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James A. Garfield presidential land grant and military letter 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 3897; James A. Garfield presidential land grant and military letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3897, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; 1990.
Subject Terms
United States. Congress; United States. General Land Office; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; United States--Agriculture
Genre / Form
Certificates; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Meghan Mathews; 4 May 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS3897
Finding Aid Title
Garfield (James A.) presidential land grant and military letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and Meghan Mathews, 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 Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States.

James Abram Garfield 19 November 1831 in Orange Township, Ohio. Garfield served as a major general in the United States Army and in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected the 20th President of the United States. He was the 2nd president to be assassinated in office, dying 19 September 1881 in Long Branch, New Jersey, of complications surrounding a gun shot wound.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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