James H. Martineau letter

James H. Martineau letter

Dates: 1907-1910

Photocopy of a handwritten copy of a letter dated 23 July 1907 and addressed to F. E. (Frederick Elnathan?) Eldredge. Also included are photocopies of Martineau's application to join the Sons of the American Revolution. In the letter Martineau tells Eldredge that the Mountain Meadows Massacre started when the Fancher train of immigrants poisoned the carcass of a dead cow which led to the death of four Indians. He writes that he had personal knowledge of the orders sent by militia leaders and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He states that the militia leader, William H. Dame, and the second president of the Church, Brigham Young, had no knowledge of the massacre before it took place.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.) : 9 p.
  • Creator: Martineau, James H. (James Henry), 1828-1921
  • Call Number: MSS 467
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 467; James H. Martineau letters; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 467, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Dame, William Horne, 1819-1884; Eldredge, Frederick Elnathan, 1869-1959; Martineau, James H. (James Henry), 1828-1921--Correspondence; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Material Types; Mormons--Mexico--History; Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
Genre / Form
Letters; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Martineau (James H.) letter
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-06-01T04:22-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

LDS Church leader in Mexico.

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