C. S. Betts letters to W.L. Van Alstyne

C. S. Betts letters to W.L. Van Alstyne

Dates: 1883

Three ALS's in which Betts describes his invention of a gold washer of concentrator of fine gold. Includes a pencil drawing. He also describes his efforts to patent his invention and its use on the Snake River in Idaho. Betts sought Van Alstyne's support for and use of his invention.

  • Extent: 8 p. (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Betts, C. S.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 348
  • 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 C. S. Betts letters to W.L. Van Alstyne must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Badly stained ; loss of text.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 348; C. S. Betts letters to W.L. Van Alstyne; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 348, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Alfred Goodman, 1975.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Alfred Goodman; 1975.
Subject Terms
Agriculture and Natural Resources; Gold mines and mining--Utah; Inventions--Utah; Mines and Mineral Resources
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Betts (C. S.) letters to W.L. Van Alstyne
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:12-0700
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Biographical History

C. S. Betts was a prospector in Idaho and Utah.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts