James B. Bruffee letter to Robert Campbell

James B. Bruffee letter to Robert Campbell

Dates: 1829 September 10

Contains a letter written by fur trader James B. Bruffee to his friend and fellow fur trader Robert Campbell on September 10, 1829 that contains an early reference to Yellowstone as well as record the death of his business partner, Hiram Scott.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bruffee, James B., 1789-1832. -- Campbell, Robert, 1808-1894
  • Call Number: MSS 8265
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James B. Bruffee letter to Robert Campbell 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 8265; James B. Burffee letter to Robert Campbell; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8265; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from the Wililam Reese Company in 2013.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; William Reese Company; 2013.
Subject Terms
Bruffee, James B., 1789-1832--Correspondence; Expeditions and Adventure; Fur trade; Immigration and American Expansion; Yellowstone River Valley--Description and travel
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Processing Information
Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Western American business and labor history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.II, 2007). The James B. Bruffee letter to Robert Campbell contains the letter of a fur traper to the Yellowstone area discussing the are and the death of his business partner.
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Finding Aid Title
Bruffee (James B.) letter to Robert Campbell
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Peter Hoyt, manuscript processor and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-06T04:08-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

James B. Bruffee (1789-1832) was a clerk for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company.

James B. Bruffee was born on December 22, 1789 in Virginia to John Bruffey and Eleanor McDonald. He was married in 1810 to Nancy S. Williams, and they had two children. Bruffee migrated westward, settling in Missouri by 1817. There he was a clerk for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and joined a fur-trapping expedition in 1827. He participated in the rendezvous at Bear Lake in 1829. He died in Missouri in 1832.

Biographical History

Robert Campbell (1808-1894) was a fur trader for the Hudson's Bay Company.

Robert Campbell was born February 21, 1808. Campbell was an explorer and fur trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. He explored in Alaska and Canada. He died on May 9, 1894.

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