William Davenport letters

William Davenport letters

Dates: 1848-1855

Handwritten and signed letters mostly from Davenport. Also incluced are letters from the Secretary of War for the United States, Charles Conrad, and various other officials in the Treasury Department of the United States. The items are concerned with Davenport's claim for compensation for expenses incurred as military governor of Matamoros.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.24 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Davenport, William
  • Call Number: MSS SC 167
  • 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 William Davenport 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 167; William Davenport letters; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 167, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Western Hemisphere in 1975.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Western Hemisphere; 1975.
Subject Terms
Davenport, William--Correspondence; Mexico--History--1821-1861; Politicians--United States--Correspondence; Politics, Government, and Law; Public Finance
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Davenport (William) letters
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-18T04:05-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

American politician who served as military governor of Matamoros, Mexico, from 1848 to 1849.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts