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Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company legal records

Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company legal records

Dates: 1861 February 20

Collection consist of several documents concerning the Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company. Among these is a complaint filed by Livingston, Bell, and Company against the Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company. The collection also includes a "List of Drafts on C.O.C. & P.P. Ex. Co. Leavenworth, Kentucky drawn by J.H. Clute and James E. Bromley." All documents were created on February 20, 1861.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company
  • Call Number: MSS 7429
  • 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 Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company legal records 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 7429; Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company legal records; 19th Century Western & Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7429, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These three documents were purchased by George Wayne Clark between 1920 and the late 1940s. He kept them until the time of his death, at which time they passed to his son, Gerald W. Clark of Salt Lake City. Peter Crawley obtained these documents from Clark shortly before he sold them to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in June 2009.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Peter Crawley; 2009.
Subject Terms
Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company--History--Sources; Immigration and American Expansion; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Transportation--West (U.S.)--History--19th century--Sources
Genre / Form
Legal documents
Processing Information
Processed; Lissa Chandler; 2009.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western & Mormon Americana; 19th century legal documents.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7429
Finding Aid Title
Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company legal documents
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lissa Chandler
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:32-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company was a freighting company which supplied goods to the western United States.

The Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company was a freighting company which supplied goods to the western United States. The route of the overland express initially went to the Southern states, but after the Civil War broke out, the trail was rerouted so that it went through Salt Lake City, Utah, typically using trails through Missouri and Denver. This move was chartered through Kansas Legislature in 1860. The company's president was William H. Russell, and the Overland Express became the parent company of the more widely known Pony Express. In 1862, however, both expresses became bankrupt, and the companies were purchased by Ben Holladay for a minimal sum in 1862.



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Ryan Lee
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