James P. Beckwourth business papers

James P. Beckwourth business papers

Dates: 1859-1864

Account book, deeds, receipts, letters, statements, land claims, orders of payment, and a poll tax notice, all relating to Beckwourth's personal business transactions. The account book contains a draft copy of his will.

  • Extent: 40 item (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Beckwourth, James Pierson, 1798-1866
  • Call Number: MSS SC 101
  • 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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Publication: Mumey, Nolie. James Pierson Beckwourth, and Enigmatic Fiqure of the West. Denver: Fred A. Rosenstock, 1957.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 101; James P. Beckwourth business papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 101, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred A. Rosenstock, 1974.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred A. Rosenstock; 1974
Other Finding Aids
Inventory located with collection.
Related Material
Photograph of Beckwourth located in Photo Archives. James Pierson Beckwourth, and Enigmatic Figure of the West, by Nolie Mumey, and Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth, by Thomas D. Bonner, l856, l891, and l972 printings with extended notes are in the Special Collections division of the Lee Library.
Subject Terms
A. P. Vasquez and Company; Expeditions and Adventure; Immigrants
Physical Location
Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections and Manuscripts Dept., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Beckwourth (James P.) business papers
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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Biographical/Historical note

Adventurer, fur trader and trapper, guide, and chief of the Crow Indians, 1824-1836. Beckwourth fought in the Mexican War, 1845, was involved in fighting various Indian tribes, rustled horses with Chief Walkara, 1846, and was employed by A.P. Vasquez and Co., at Pikes Peak, Colorado Territory.

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