Letter to William Wooduary

Letter to William Wooduary

Dates: 1849

Letter written from William (from Head Quarters of Dowdle Family. Camp No. 1[ ] 2 ½ miles out of Camp Israel) to Mr. William Wooduary[ ] of Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. May 4, 1849. Not in pencil on jacket of letter says Council Bluffs May 1849. 3 pages, blue paper. William writes about buying bacon and corn and about hearing some strange preaching. At first, he was a little bit reluctant to go on his journey, but he thr[ew] off all his bad feelings and smother[ed] them whenever they show[ed] themselves. He writes that he is on his way to San Francisco and expects letters from William Wooduary[ ] when he arrives.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 4035
  • 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.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the letter to William Wooduary 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 4035; Letter to William Wooduary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4035, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated on 1991 by the Autograph Alcove.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1991; Autograph Alcove.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--19th century; Council Bluffs (Iowa); Immigration and American Expansion; Overland Journeys to the Western United States
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 18 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Wooduary (William), letter to
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:41-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

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