Jacob Kemp Butterfield letter

Jacob Kemp Butterfield letter

Dates: 1846

Photocopy and typescript of a handwritten letter written while on the march with the Mormon Battalion. The item is addressed to Butterfield's mother and gives particulars about the Mormon pioneer trek to the west as well as the Mormon Battalion's mission and activities. Butterfield explains his Mormon faith to his mother.

  • Extent: 2 items (6 leaves)
  • Creator: Butterfield, Jacob Kemp, 1813-1889
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1385
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Jacob Kemp Butterfield letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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Initial citation: MSS SC 1385; Jacob Kemp Butterfield letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1385, LTPSC.
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Butterfield, Jacob Kemp, 1813-1889--Correspondence; United States. Army. Mormon Battalion--History; Immigration and American Expansion; Mexican War, 1846-1848--History; Mormon pioneers--History; Mormons--West (U.S.)--History; Pioneers
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Butterfield (Jacob Kemp) letter
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-19T04:07-0700
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Biographical History

Mormon pioneer and memer of the Mormon Battalion which served during the War with Mexico 1846-1848.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts