B. G. Olesen Western Manuscript Collection, 1847-1908  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Olesen, B. G.(Bob G.)
Title
B. G. Olesen Western Manuscript Collection
Dates
1847-1908 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (.05 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_OLESEN COLL MSS 1
Summary
This collection includes correspondence of Moses Thatcher, Sr., William B. Preston, Harriett Thatcher Preston, Alley Thatcher, John T. Caine, Alfred Caine, May Preston, and Hezekiah Thatcher spanning the period of 1865 to 1908.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This single-box collection consists of correspondence concerning Moses Thatcher, Sr., Alley Thatcher, William B. Preston, May Preston, Harriett Thatcher Preston, John T. Caine, and Alfred Caine spanning the period of 1865 to 1908. Also included in this collection is a poem written by Emmeline B. Wells for Horace K. Whitney at Winter Quarters in 1847 and an 1891 legal document concerning a $130,000 lawsuit against Moses Thatcher, W.B. Preston, R. Taylor, J. Beck, and the Bullion, Beck & Champion Mining Company.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the B.G. Olesen Western Manuscript Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: B.G. Olesen Western Manuscript Collection USU_Olesen COLL MSS 1, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_Olesen COLL MSS 1, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Location of Collection

The B.G. Olesen Western Manuscript Collection is located in the vault.

Processing Note

Processed in March of 2006.

Acquisition Information

The materials in this collection were purchased for USU Special Collections with funds from the B.G. Olesen Endowment between the period of 1996 and 2006.

Related Materials

Researcher Note: USU Special Collections also contains additional papers concerning Moses Thatcher, Sr. and William B. Preston.

Researchers interested in Moses Thatcher, Sr. should see Coll MSS 22: The Moses Thatcher, Sr. Papers.

Researchers interested in William B. Preston should see Coll MSS 268: The William B. Preston Papers.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Correspondence, a Poem, and a Legal Document, 1847-1908Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Letter, William B. Preston to Harriett Thatcher Preston (wife)
1865
Letter (photocopy), William B. Preston to Harriett Thatcher Preston
1900 [?] June 18
Box Folder
1 2
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Hezekiah Thatcher (father)
1866
1 3
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Harriett Thatcher Preston (sister)
1866 January 3
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Harriett Thatcher Preston
1866 December 29
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Harriett Thatcher Preston
1868 January 10
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Harriett Thatcher Preston
1868 April 3rd
Letter (partial), Moses Thatcher to Harriett Thatcher Preston [?]
Date Unknown [1866-1868?]
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Harriett Thatcher Preston
1881 June 25th
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Harriett Thatcher Preston
1908 May 28th
Box Folder
1 4
Letter, Moses Thatcher to William B. Preston
1872 December 28th
Letter, Moses Thatcher to William B. Preston
1879 December 22
Box Folder
1 5
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Alley Thatcher (mother)
1881 March 2
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Alley Thatcher
1881 April 13
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Alley Thatcher
1881 July 28
Letter, Moses Thatcher to Alley Thatcher
1886 September 11
Box Folder
1 6
Letter (partial) Moses Thatcher to Unknown
Undated
1 7
Letter, John T. Caine to Alfred Caine (son)
1886 January 1
1 7
Letter, John T. Caine to Alfred Caine
1886 March 7
Letter, John T. Caine to Alfred Caine
1889 February 1
Letter (partial), John T. Caine to Alfred Caine
1890 July 4th
Box Folder
1 8
Letter, John T. Caine, Jr. to Alfred Caine
1889 July 10th
Letter, John T. Caine, Jr. to Alfred Caine
1889 November 19
Box Folder
1 9
Letter, William B. Preston, Jr. to May Preston (sister)
1894 November 5
1 10
Poem, written by Emmeline B. Wells for Horace K. Whitney at Winter Quarters 1847. Set to music, possibly by Newell K. Whitney
1847
1 11
Legal Document
Concerning A. Badlam, RJ Davis, AA Dewing, and I. Trumbo vs. Moses Thatcher, W.B. Preston, R. Taylor, J. Beck, and the Bullion, Beck & Champion Mining Company. (Plaintiffs were suing the defendants for $130,000)
1891

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Mormon pioneers

Personal Names

  • Caine, Alfred--Correspondence.
  • Caine, John T.(John Thomas), 1829-1911--Correspondence.
  • Preston, Harriett Ann Thatcher--Correspondence.
  • Preston, May--Correspondence.
  • Preston, William Bowker, 1830--Correspondence.
  • Thatcher, Alley--Correspondence.
  • Thatcher, Hezekiah, 1809-1879--Correspondence.
  • Thatcher, Moses, 1842-1909--Correspondence.

Corporate Names

  • Bullion Beck & Champion Mining Company

Geographical Names

  • Winter Quarters (Neb.)