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Guide to the Kit Carson Papers, 1847-1885
BANC MSS P-E 64  
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Box 1

Correspondence

 

Letters from Carson, mainly copies and drafts, as Indian agent, 1849-1865

Physical Description: (18 items)
 

Letters to Carson, A-Z (A partial list of correspondents may be found at the end of this report)

Box 2

Accounts as Indian agent, 1854-1861

Box 3

Bounty land papers

 

Forms to be used in applications for land

Physical Description: (5 items)
 

Lists of soldiers and affidavits re claims

Physical Description: (14 items)
 

Powers of attorney, A-Z

Physical Description: (41 items)
 

See also correspondence from the U.S. Pension office, Box 1

 

Bonds of traders, 1855-1860

Physical Description: (73 items)
 

Miscellaneous accounts, 1851-1866

Physical Description: (35 items)
 

Army accounts, 1847-1865

Physical Description: (43 items)
 

U.S. Army

 

Orders, 1847-1865

Physical Description: (9 items)
 

Miscellaneous

 

Legal papers, 1851-1861

Physical Description: (5 items)
 

Receipt and certificate from Freemasons of Montezuma Lodge, Santa Fe, 1859

Physical Description: (2 items)
 

Miscellany

Physical Description: (12 items)
 

Boggs, Thomas Oliver

 

Papers relating to the estate of C. Carson, 1868-1874

Physical Description: (8 items)

Scope and Content Note

Include letter from F. Maxwell with list of Carson's belongings at Taos; copy of letters testamentary, with will annexed; appraisal of estate; register of births and deaths in the Carson family; accounts; statememts re the administration of the estate.
 

Personal papers, correspondence, accounts, certificates of sale

Physical Description: (11 items)
oversize Oversize portfolio

Commissions as Indian agent, 1857-1858, signed by Pres. Buchanan

Physical Description: (2 items)
 

Census for Pueblo of San Gerónimo de Taos, 1856

Physical Description: (2 items)

Partial List of Correspondents

 

B-Miscellany

 

Bowman, Andrew W., d. 1869

 

Letter, Jan. 17, 1858, introducing Ancatash, chief of the Utahs.

 

Brewerton, George Douglas, 1820-1901

 

Letter, Mar. 12, 1854, re articles he has written and proposes writting re Carson. Mutilated and incomplete.

 

Beuthner, Solomon

 

4 letters, 1860-1864. See also De Witt Clinton Peters

 

C-Miscellany

 

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

see U.S. War Dept.

 

Canby, Edward Sprigg, 1817-1873

 

Letter, Jan. 19, 1862.

 

Carson, Lindsay

 

Letter, Aug. 1, 1854, to his brother re conditions in California.

 

Connelly, Henry, 1800-1866

 

Petition, May 17, 1864, addressed to the President of the U.S. for the appointment of Carson as Supervisor of the Indians on the reservation at the Bosque Redondo. Copy only.

 

Carleton, James Henry, 1814-1873

 

2 letters, 1863-1865.

 

Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914

see U.S. Treasury Dept.

 

Collins, James L.

 

4 letters, 1859-1860.

 

Cutler, Benjamin Clark

 

2 letters, 1864-1865.

 

D-Miscellany

 

Donaldson, James Lowry, 1814-1885

 

Letter, Dec. 6, 1860.

 

Davis, William Watts Hart, 1820-1910

 

8 letters, 1855-1857. Written as Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Santa Fe.

 

Denver, James William, 1817-1892

see U.S. Office of Indian Affairs

 

G-Miscellany

 

Garrison, Amos F., d. 1877

 

Letter, Feb. 11, 1864.

 

J-Miscellany

 

Johnston, Robert, d. 1902

 

Letter, Feb. 26, 1854.

 

M-Miscellany

 

McCormick, Richard Cunningham, 1832-1901

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1863.

 

McFerran, John Courts, 1831-1872

 

Letter, Dec. 17, 1863.

 

Magruder, William Thomas, d. 1863

 

Letter, May 25, 1856.

 

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881

 

Letter, Jan. 17, 1859.

 

Mastin, John

 

5 letters, 1856-1859.

 

Mayers, A. G.

 

3 letters, 1856.

 

Meriwether, David, 1800-

 

12 letters, 1854-1856. Letters of July 24, 1854 and of June 23, 1855 enclose copies of letters from G. W. Manypenny. Written as Governor of New Mexico and as Superintendent of Indian Affairs in New Mexico.

 

Messervy, William S.

 

3 letters, 1854.

 

N-Miscellany

 

Nicodemus, William Joseph Leonard, d. 1879

 

Letter, Dec. 24, 1861.

 

O-Miscellany

 

Ortibi, Charles, 1812-1883

 

Letter, Oct. 22, 1857.

 

Peters, De Witt Clinton, d. 1876

 

2 letters, 1859. Letter of Apr. 28, 1859 contains postscript by S. Beuthner.

 

St. Vrain, Ceran de Hault de Lassus de, 1802-1870

 

2 letters, 1853-1862.

 

Sherman, William Tecumseh, 1820-1891

see U.S. Army orders, Box 3

 

Stanton, Edwin McMaster, 1814-1869

see U.S. War Dept.

 

T-Miscellany

 

Tobens, Thomas Tate, 1823-

 

Letter, July 13, 1860.

 

U.S. Adjudant-General's office

 

2 letters, 1847-1864.

 

U.S. Office of Indian Affairs

 

13 letters, 1853-1860. Include copies, some addressed to James L. Collins. Some signed by James W. Denver. With these statements are accounts of Carson, 1855-1861.

Physical Description: (5 items)
 

U.S. Pension Office

 

48 letters, 1855-1859. Mainly re Bounty Land claims, some addressed to Mastin and to Quinn. Many form letters. See also Bounty Land Claims folder in Box 3.

 

U.S. Treasury Dept.

 

13 letters, 1856-1861. Some signed by Powell Clayton. Re accounts. Letters of Nov. 11, 1856 and Aug. 20, 1857 addressed to Julian Ledux.

 

U.S. War Dept.

 

2 letters, 1861-1865. Signed by Simon Cameron and Edwin M. Stanton.

 

V-Miscellany

 

Valdez, Santiago

 

Letter, Jan. 10, 1862.

 

Ward, John

 

5 letters, 1857-1860.

 

Yost, Samuel M.

 

2 letters, 1857-1858.