A. Jackson Best letters

A. Jackson Best letters

Dates: 1850-1855

ALS's written to Best's brother which describe Chimney Rock, Nebraska and experiences with buffalo. Most of the remaining letters are to Best's wife, Ann, and their children telling of his life and work in Sacramento and Petaluma, California as a rancher and bricklayer. Also includes an example of a Gregory's Express Pocket Letter Book and an 1850 November 5 letter from Augustus Best to A. Jackson Best.

  • Extent: 18 items (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Best, A. Jackson
  • Call Number: MSS SC 143
  • 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: Originals restricted. Photocopies 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 A. Jackson Best letters 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 143; A. Jackson Best letters; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 143, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred A. Rosenstock in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred A. Rosenstock; 1974.
Subject Terms
Chimney Rock (Neb.); Correspondence; Material Types; Petaluma (Calif.)--History; Sacramento (Calif.)--History
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Best (A. Jackson) letters
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-12T04:10-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Overland traveler from Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio; settler of California.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts