Frémont letters

Frémont letters

Dates: 1861-1890

Eight holograph letters, four from Fremont, four from his wife, Jessie Benton Fremont. Jessie's letters deal with personal and family matters. Two of John's letters deal with personal business; the other two with affairs connected to his responsibilities as Commander of the Western Department of the U.S. Army in 1861. They discuss personnel transfers to various areas of his command.

  • Extent: 8 items (0.07 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Fremont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902. -- Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1016
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Frémont letters 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 SC 1016; Frémont letters; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1016, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1978.
Subject Terms
Fremont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902--Correspondence; Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890--Correspondence; Material Types; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Missouri--Sources
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Frémont letters
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:07-0700
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Biographical Sketch

Explorer, candidate for the U.S. presidency (1856), general in Union army during the Civil War (1861-1865).

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts