William Alexander Carter receipt

William Alexander Carter receipt

Dates: 1880 September 3

A receipt for $8.75 from William Alexander Carter of Fort Bridger, Wyoming, paid "in full of account to date," signed by Williams Brothers, Morgan City, Utah, dated September 3, 1880.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft)
  • Creator: Carter, William A. (William Alexander), 1818-1881
  • Call Number: MSS 8984
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the William Alexander Carter receipt must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8984; William Alexander Carter receipt; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8984, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in David Whittaker's papers, found.
Acquisition Information
Acquired by David Whittaker, found.
Subject Terms
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Economics and Banking; Carter, William A. (William Alexander), 1818-1881
Genre / Form
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Kane, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.
Appraisal Information
Utah and American West business and labor history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts coollection development policy IV.a.i.6, November 2013).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Carter (William Alexander) receipt
Finding Aid Author
Elizabeth Kane
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-08-17 14:08:15 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

William A. Carter (1818-1881) was a businessman and judge at Fort Bridger, Wyoming.

William Alexander Carter was born to Lucinda Washington Alexander and John Wormeley Carter on April 15, 1818 in Prince William County, Virginia. Around 1857 to 1858 William A. Carter came with Johnston's Army as a sutler, or storekeeper, to Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Carter and his wife, Mary Eliza Hamilton, had six children: Ada, Anna, Lulie, Roberta, William A. and Edgar. He stayed at Fort Bridger with his family rebuilding and restocking the fort. One of the region's early businessmen, Carter was involved in mining, oil, logging, and cattle ranching, and he also operated a sawmill. He raised hay and grain on the land surrounding the Fort to fill contracts with the government. Carter was soon known as Mr. Fort Bridger, and became Wyoming's first millionaire. In addition to his business activities Carter was justice of the peace and probate judge for Green River County.

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