Robert Carson letter

Robert Carson letter

Dates: 1847

Handwritten and signed letter written at Santa Fe, New Mexico and addressed to Carson's "Honored old friends" in Howard County, Missouri. Carson briefly recounts experiences and news about the war including the tremendous death toll from disease, the putting down of an "insurrection," and the activities and battles of General Alexander William Doniphan on the way to El Paso, Texas.

  • Extent: 1 item (2 p.)
  • Creator: Carson, Robert
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1391
  • 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 Robert Carson 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 1391; Robert Carson letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1391, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred Rosenstock in 1981.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred Rosenstock; 1981.
Subject Terms
Carson, Robert--Correspondence; Doniphan, Alexander William; Doniphan's Expedition, 1846-1847--Sources; Mexican War, 1846-1848; Military; Politics, Government, and Law
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Carson (Robert) letter
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-19T04:08-0700
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Biographical History

American soldier involved in the War with Mexico (1845-1848).

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts