John James Abert letter

John James Abert letter

Dates: 1861 February 7

Letter from John James Abert to James Holt written on Feb. 7, 1861. The letter originally accompanied a copy of Abert's report on the planning of a wagon route between Utah and Nevada. The report was published by the government in 1876.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Abert, John James, 1788-1863. -- Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894
  • Call Number: MSS 4045
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4045; John James Abert letter; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4045, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Stuart Lutz; 2007.
Subject Terms
Abert, John James, 1788-1863--Correspondence; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; Railroads--Nevada--History; Roads--Design and construction--History; Roads--Utah--History
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Abert (John James) letter
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-25T04:25-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

John James Abert (1788-1863) was a topographical engineer for the United States Army. He supervised many early national engineering projects, including the planning for a wagon road from Genoa, Utah to Carson Valley, Nevada.

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