Charles C. Comstock letters received

Charles C. Comstock letters received

Dates: 1865-1866

This collection consists of letters and reports sent to Charles C. Comstock concerning his search for the bodies and possessions of his daughter, son-in-law Albert A. Stone, and grandson who all perished when the ship "Brother Jonathan" sank near Crescent City, California 30 July 1865. One letter contains copied accounts of the disaster. The remainder relates to the efforts to identify the victims of the shipwreck either through physical appearance or through artifacts.

  • Extent: 10 items
  • Creator: Comstock, Charles C., 1818-1890
  • Call Number: MSS SC 847
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles C. Comstock letters received 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 847; Charles C. Comstock letters received; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 847, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Brother Jonathan (Steamship); Correspondence; Dead--Identification; Material Types; Salvage--California--Point St. George--History--Sources; Shipwrecks--California--Point Saint George--History--Sources
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Comstock (Charles C.) letters received
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:36-0600
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Biographical History

Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan (1863-1864). Democratic representative from the 5th Michigan district to the U.S. House of Representatives (1885-1887).

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts