Isaac S. Miller letter to Charles Custis

Isaac S. Miller letter to Charles Custis

Dates: 1853 May 10

Letter from "I.S.M." in Iowa to Charles Custis in Ohio apologizing for not writing on time and saying that he or she took a walk down to the Mormon encampment near their home where three thousand Mormons, mostly from England, were living while on their way to Salt Lake City. Dated May 10, 1853.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Miller, Isaac S., approximately 1829. -- Custis, Charles, approximately 1831
  • Call Number: MSS 8726
  • 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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Physical description: 1 folded sheet (2 pages) ; 44 x 34 cm folded to 22 x 17 cm.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8726; Isaac S. Miller letter to Charles Custis; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8726, LTPSC.
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Custodial history of materials is unknown.
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Source of acquisition is unknown.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Mormons; Iowa; Miller, Isaac S., approximately 1829-; Custis, Charles, approximately 1831-; Miller, Isaac S., approximately 1829---Correspondence
Processing Information
Processed; Zoë Brimhall, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the Western American cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
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Miller (Isaac S.) letter to Charles Custis
Finding Aid Author
Zoë Brimhall
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-06-08 15:32:18 -0600.
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Biographical History

Isaac S. Miller (born approximately 1829) was a carpenter in Iowa.

Isaac S. Miller was born in approximately 1829 in Vermont. By 1850 he had relocated to Keokuk, Iowa, where he worked as a carpenter. During the Civil War he enlisted as a private in the 34th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry.

Biographical History

Charles Custis (born approximately 1831) was a grocer in Iowa.

Charles Custis was born in approximately 1831 in Ohio. He later moved to Keokuk, Ohio where he worked as a grocer. In 1853 he returned to Ohio.

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