I. J. Harvey letter

I. J. Harvey letter

Dates: 1839

Photocopy of a handwritten letter addressed to Harvey's wife in Indiana. Harvey describes the experience of being a homesteader on the Missouri frontier and mentions the possibility of buying "negro" for 2 or 3 dollars. In a postscript Harvey relates a rumor that "Jo Smith and others have made their escape from the sheriff" by stealing two horses. He also states that supposedly Joseph Smith (1805-1844) had twenty thousand dollars with him.

  • Extent: 1 item (1 leaf)
  • Creator: Harvey, I. J.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1386
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from I. J. Harvey 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 1386; I. J. Harvey letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1386, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Jo Ann Sloan Rogers in 1983.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jo Ann Sloan Rogers; 1983.
Subject Terms
Harvey, I. J.--Correspondence; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Frontier and pioneer life--Missouri--History--Sources; Immigration and American Expansion; Pioneers; Slavery--Missouri--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Letters
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC1386
Finding Aid Title
Harvey (I. J.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-19T04:08-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Homesteader in Missouri.



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