Collection of William A. Carter materials

Collection of William A. Carter materials

Dates: 1857-1925

Series comprised of letters, news clippings, legal documents, a map, and diaries which give insight into William A. Carter, and Fort Bridger activities between 1857 and 1925.

  • Extent: 3 folders
  • Creator: Carter, Moore F. (Moore Fauntleroy), b. 1842?. -- Carter, William A. (William Alexander), 1818-1881. -- Carter, William A., b. 1863. -- Crook, George, 1829-1890. -- Harkness, Edith C. (Edith Calhoun), 1880-1951. -- Harney, William S. (William Selby), 1800-1889. -- McClellan, Ellen Marcy, 1838-1907
  • Call Number: MSS SC 490 Series 2
  • 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.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William A. Carter Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Collection of William A. Carter materials; MSS SC 490; William A. Carter papers; 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/
Other Finding Aids
Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSSSC490.xml
Subject Terms
Ellison, Robert Spurrier
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC490
Finding Aid Title
Carter (William A.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Dennis Rowley
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-10T04:03-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid encoded in English.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008; National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Western Waters (WWDL)Grant, 2007-2010
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

William A. Carter was born April 15, 1818 in Virginia. Around 1857 to 1858 William A. Carter came with Johnston's Army as a sutler or storekeeper to Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Carter and his wife, Mary E. Carter, had six children: Ada, Anna, Lulie, Roberta, William A. and Edgar. He stayed at Fort Bridger with his family rebuilding and restocking the fort. One of the region's early businessmen, Carter was involved in mining, oil, logging, and cattle ranching, and he also operated a sawmill. He raised hay and grain on the land surrounding the Fort to fill contracts with the government. Carter was soon known as Mr. Fort Bridger, and became Wyoming's first millionaire. In addition to his business activities Carter was justice of the peace and probate judge for Green River County.



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Ryan Lee
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