Joseph Hawkins papers
Joseph Hawkins papers
Dates: 1838-1924, 1838-1839
Six items relating to Joseph Hawkins' role in the Mormon War in Missouri. Includes original handwritten and signed letters from Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs, Adjutant General B. M. Lisle, and Brigadier General Green White, which contain military orders to Hawkins. Also includes a printed general order (original was removed to print collection) by Lilburn W. Boggs and B. M. Lisle; and, a newspaper article on Joseph Hawkins from a 1924 Missouri newspaper.
- Extent: 1 folder (0.06 linear ft.)
- Creator: Hawkins, Joseph, 1794
- Call Number: Vault MSS 724
- 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
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Hawkins papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
- Preferred Citation
- Initial citation: Vault MSS 724; Joseph Hawkins papers; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 724, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Collection was in the possession of a descendant of Hawkins in Missouri as late as 1924. It is unclear how or when the collection came to BYU.
- Acquisition Information
- Source of acquisition unknown.
- Subject Terms
- Missouri--Politics and government--To 1865; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; Mormons--Missouri--Persecutions--History; Missouri--Militia--History; Church and state--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--19th century; Boggs, Lillburn W., 1792-1860
- Genre / Form
- Military orders; Articles; Letters
- Processing Information
- Record updated for DACS compliance and value-added processing; Ryan K. Lee; 2017.
- Appraisal Information
- LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Hawkins (Joseph) papers
- Finding Aid Author
- Leslie Evens
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-08-31 14:25:45 -0600.
- Finding Aid Language
- Biographical Info:
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Hawkins (b. 1794) was a colonel in the Missouri Militia during the Mormon Missouri War.
Joseph Hawkins was born in North Carolina to Matthew Hawkins and Esther Lytle. In 1819 he married Elizabeth McCrary, and they had two children together. From 1838-1839, Hawkins held the rank of a colonel in the Missouri Militia, serving as commander of the Gasconade County Volunteers. In about 1840, Hawkins married Prudence Reed in Gasconade County, Missouri.
Date and place of death is unknown.
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Item/folder in Vault MSS 724
Item 1 folder 1
Lilburn W. Boggs letter to Joseph Hawkins
Dates: 1838 October 26
Item 2 folder 1
B. M. Lisle general order to Joseph Hawkins
Dates: 1838 November 1
Item 3 folder 1
Green White general order to Joseph Hawkins
Dates: 1838 November 4
Item 4 folder 1
Green White letter to Joseph Hawkins
Dates: 1838 December 15
Item 5 folder 1
Lilburn W. Boggs general order
Dates: 1839 June 25
Item 6 folder 1
Article on Joseph Hawkins' personal papers
Dates: 1924 August
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