Thomas Hart Benton letters, 1846-1852  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858
Title
Thomas Hart Benton letters
Dates
1846-1852 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0319
Summary
The Thomas Hart Benton letters (1846-1852) contain correspondence from Benton. In the first letter, Benton suggests that the one to two thousand Americans who were in Northern Mexico be taken in with Col. Kearney's troops and used to protect the Santa Fe route. In the second, Benton thanks Professor Lubin for recommending Great Basin be renamed after Benton's son-in-law, the explorer John C. Fremont.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) was a Missouri Democrat who served as a senator from 1821 to 1851. He opposed both abolitionism and the extension of slavery into new territories, but was a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He died in 1858.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Thomas Hart Benton letters (1846-1852) contain correspondence from Benton. In the first letter, Benton suggests that the one to two thousand Americans who were in Northern Mexico be taken in with Col. Kearney's troops and used to protect the Santa Fe route. In the second, Benton thanks Professor Lubin for recommending Great Basin be renamed after Benton's son-in-law, the explorer John C. Fremont.

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Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Thomas Hart Benton letters, MS 0319, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0319.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, Senator Benton to President Polk 1846
1 2 Correspondence, Senator Benton to Professor Lubin 1852

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence