John C. Briggs correspondence

John C. Briggs correspondence

Dates: 1857-1872

ALS's which trace the emigration of a small group of related families from Ralls County, Missouri to California. The bulk of the letters are from Robert C. Briggs and John M. Kelley to John C. Briggs of Missouri. The letters give an overview of life, economics, and politics in California previous to, during, and following the Civil War years giving insights into family progress, squabbles, and the unhappiness of their Negro slaves in California.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.04 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Briggs, John C.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 130
  • 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 John C. Briggs correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Other correspondents include Henry Robinson, Robert A. Daniel, Mary Briggs, Lizzie Briggs, Louis Guenard, John Ralls, Joseph Robinson, Edward Smith, and former slaves, Willis and Mary Johnson.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 130; John C. Briggs correspondence; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 130, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred A. Rosenstock in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred A. Rosenstock; 1974.
Subject Terms
California--History--1850-1950; California--Politics and government; Home and Family; Slaves--Emancipation--United States; Social Life and Customs
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Briggs (John C.) correspondence
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-16T04:19-0600
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts