Brigham Young collection, 1846-1968 (bulk 1846-1872)
Contains three letters by Brigham Young, one (1846) to his fourth wife, Harriet Cook Young, about his trip out West and two (1872, 1873) to fellow Mormons; a letter (1862) to him authorized by Lincoln from Adjutant General L. Thomas, calling on Young to raise a cavalry company of Utah militia to protect the property of the Telegraph and Overland Mail Company for ninety days or until such time as the regular troops could reach Independence Rock where an Indian disturbance was taking place; and letters by the quarter-master of Army to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton dealing with the payment of expenses incurred in equipping the militia. Contains xeroxes of letters from Young to Harriet Cook Young, their son Oscar B. Young, and various other correspondents. In addition, there is one (1968) by Edith Young Booth, granddaughter of Brigham Young, with information about the family.
- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
- 0.20 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
- The collection was formed in part as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.
- Young family
- Telegraph and Overland Mail Company.
- Indians of North America‒Utah‒19th century
- Mormons‒Utah‒History‒19th century‒Sources
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
- United States‒History‒Civil War, 1861-1865‒Sources
- Utah‒History‒Civil War, 1861-1865
- Utah‒History, Military‒19th century
- Utah‒Militia‒19th century
- Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. WC004