Phineas Densmore Gurley letter

Phineas Densmore Gurley letter

Dates: 1862

Handwritten and signed letter written in Washington DC, dated Oct. 31, 1862, and addressed to Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), President of the United States. Gurley states that the Reverend Alexander W. Sproull is of good character and is very devoted to his work. He recommends Sproull for the position of "Hospital Chaplaincy."

  • Extent: 1 item (2 p.)
  • Creator: Gurley, P. D. (Phineas Densmore), 1816-1868
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1145
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Phineas Densmore Gurley letter 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 1145; Phineas Densmore Gurley letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1145, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Sproull, Alexander W.; Medicine and Health; Presidents--United States--Biography--Sources; Science, Technology, and Health; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Chaplains
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).
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Finding Aid Title
Gurley (Phineas Densmore) letter
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:42-0600
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts