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William M. Slaughter correspondence and legal documents

William M. Slaughter correspondence and legal documents

Dates: 1863-1889

William M. Slaughter’s correspondence and legal documents include the following: 1) Maps of Denver, Colorado, showing locations of mining lodes. 2) William Slaughter’s Internal Revenue License, 1866. 3) Certificates of William Slaughter’s appointments to Notary Public for Clear Creek County (1863), Arakahoe County (1871), County of Boulder (1874), and Larimer County (1881 and 1885). 4) Daily and Weekly Colorado Mining journal subscription receipt, a blacksmith receipt, and other receipts. 5) Records of discoveries of new mining lodes, discovered by William M. Slaughter and two other men; mining claims. 6) Certificate stating Slaughter received the majority of votes cast for members of the House in the Seventh Territorial Legislature. 7) Correspondence with James Thompson and with W. W. Dudley. 8) Certificate of Slaughter’s appointment as attorney, 1872. 9) List of William Slaughter’s former partnerships, 1894. 10) A telegraph to Misses Skinner and Ritchie, 1889.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Slaughter, William M., 1830-1897
  • Call Number: MSS 4113
  • 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 William M. Slaughter correspondence and legal documents 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 4113; William M. Slaughter correspondence and legal documents; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4113, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Fred Rosenstock in 1988.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Fred Rosenstock;1988.
Subject Terms
Agriculture and Natural Resources; Colorado--Mines and mineral resources; Denver (Colorado)--History; Mines and Mineral Resources
Genre / Form
Letters; Telegrams
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Slaughter; 11 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Slaughter (William M.) correspondence and legal documents
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 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

William Slaughter may have been born around 1831 in Ohio. The 1870 census shows a William M. Slaughter living in Denver; the 1880 census shows a William M. Slaughter farming in Larimer, Colorado. He served in many Colorado government positions, especially as Notary Public for various Colorado counties.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts