Charles Atchison letter book

Charles Atchison letter book

Dates: 1864-1865

Holograph copies of letters and memorandums regarding the post, its supplies, equipment, muster roll and personnel. Includes opinions of Atchison and his evaluation of the surrounding area. Also included is a photocpy of a newspaper article by James M. Barney that appeared in the Phoenix Gazette on December 6, 1958 which gives a history of Fort Mojave.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.5 linear ft.) : 118 p.
  • Creator: Atchison, Charles
  • Call Number: MSS SC 105
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles Atchison letter book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Index to letters is located at the end of the letter book.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 105; Charles Atchison letter book; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 105, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
Arizona--History--To 1912; Expeditions and Adventure; Fort Mojave--History; Immigration and American Expansion; Military bases--United States
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Atchison (Charles) letter book
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-30T04:07-0600
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Biographical History

Captain, 4th Infantry, California Volunteers and commander of Fort Mojave on the Colorado River during the Civil War.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts