George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers

George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers

Dates: 1857-1929

This collection includes miscellaneous correspondence of both Custers including military reports and orders, newspaper clippings, and two patents issued to G. A. Custer. Correspondents include Edwin. M. Stanton, Zachariah Chandler, Reuben E. Fenton, Andrew Johnson, Lawrence Barrett, William T. Sherman, Nelson A. Miles, B. O. Aylesworth, and A. B. Ostrander.

  • Extent: 6 folder (1.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933. -- Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. -- Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. -- Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933. -- Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876. -- Fenton, Reuben Eaton, 1809-1885. -- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. -- Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925. -- Ostrander, Alson Bowles, 1849-1934. -- Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. -- Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. -- United States Military Academy
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 364
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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 Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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Initial citation: Vault MSS 364; George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 364, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898; Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895; Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Literary collections
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Custer, (George A. and Elizabeth B.) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Leslie Evens
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:36-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

George Armstrong Custer was a famous cavalry officer during the Civil War and the Indian wars of the 1860s and 1870s. Elizabeth Bacon Custer, his wife, was the author of several works about Army life on the plains. After the death of her husband, she dedicated her life to defending his honor.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts