Dudley H. Cooper papers

Dudley H. Cooper papers

Dates: 1836-1877

Correspondence, certificates, legal papers, business papers, newspaper clippings, personal letters and published material.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cooper, Dudley H., 1821-1877
  • Call Number: MSS SC 302
  • 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
Arranged in 7 series: 1. Dudley H. Cooper writings, 1970-1849; 2. Dudley H. Cooper correspondence, 1842-1873; 3. Dudley H. Cooper certificates, 1847-1864; 4. Dudley H. Cooper patent medicine pamphlets and advertisements; 5. Dudley H. Cooper papers, 1836-1876; 6. Dudley H. Cooper printed political tracts, advertisements, and pamphlets; and 7. Dudley H. Cooper personal letters, 1844-1876.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Dudley H. Cooper papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Unpublished list located with collection.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS SC 302; Dudley H. Cooper papers; 19th & 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS SC 302, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred A. Rosenstock, 1977.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred A. Rosenstock; 1977.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSSSC302.xml
Subject Terms
Cooper, Benjamin, 1790-1849; Doniphan, Alexander William; Gilpin, William, 1813-1894; Hughes, John Taylor, 1817-1862; United States. Army. Missouri Infantry Regiment, 1st (1846-1847); Correspondence; Howard County (Mo.)--History; Liberty (Mo.)--History; Material Types; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; Rio Grande del Norte (N.M)--History; Saline County (Mo.)--History
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; 1974.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th & 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts Collecting Policy, 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Cooper (Dudley H.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed under the direction of the Curator of 19th and 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-17T04:10-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid encoded in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Captain of the Missouri Mounted Volunteers, First Regiment, Mexican War, 1846.

Biographical History

Dudley H. Cooper (1821-1877) was Captain of the Missouri Mounted Volunteers, First Regiment, Mexican War, 1846.

Dudley H. Cooper, son of Benjamin Cooper, was born in 1821 in MIssouri. He was a captain of the Missouri Mounted Volunteers, First Regiment, from Howard County, Missouri who served in the Mexican War. Some of the letters in the collection refer to the camps, marches, condition of the volunteer army, anticipated battles and the prospects of a treaty alliance with the Navaho Indians. There is also reference to the popular military leaders Col. Alexander Doniphan and Maj. William Gilpin. Col. John T. Hughes complimented Captain Cooper for his participation in the Mexican War and for furnishing information on the war (William Elsey Connelley, Doniphan's Expedition: Conquest of New Mexico and California [Topeka, Kansas, 1907] p. 11, 556).

Cooper later resided in Saline County, Missouri. He was an attorney, affluent businessman, real estate agent, and active in the social and political activities of the state.

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