Guide to the Correspondence concerning Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez,
1924

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Auerbach, Henry S.
Title: Correspondence concerning Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez
Dates: 1924 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL CAINE MSS 028
Summary: During the 1920s, Henry S. Auerbach sought out information on two mountain men, Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez. He posted an add in the Deseret News asking for anyone personally acquainted with either of the gentlemen to write to a certain box number for a reward. The results of this project are partially found in this collection of letters. These letters contain the contact and follow up of people personally acquainted with the mountain men. Significant correspondents include Rosella Brengman.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Content Description

During the 1920s Henry S. Auerbach, a Salt Lake City merchant and realtor, sought out information on two mountain men, Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez. He posted an add in the Deseret News asking for anyone personally acquainted with either of the gentlemen to write to a certain box number for a reward. The results of this project are partially found in this collection of letters. These letters contain the contact and follow up of people personally acquainted with the mountain men.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Correspondence concerning Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Correspondence concerning Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez, 1924. (COLL CAINE MSS 028) Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

This collection was purchased by a grant for the Marie-Eccles Caine foundation from the Auerbach manuscript sale catalogue in 1992.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Brengman, Rosella (Louis Vasquez's granddaughter)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 1
W.L. Spencer, Tollerburg, Colorado, to Brengman 1924 June 25
W.E. Harvey & Louis Caldwell, Bernolillo, New Mexico to Brengman, 1924 July 21
Brengman to Auerbach, Los Angeles, California 1924 April 30
Brengman to Auerbach 1924 August (2?)
Brengman to Auerbach 1924 August 25
Brengman to Auerbach 1924 September 16

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Clay, J.C
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Description
Dates
box
folder
1 2
J.C. Clay, Idaho Falls, Idaho to J.C. Clay 1924 June 19

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Crockwell, J.H
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Description
Dates
box
folder
1 3
J.H. Crockwell, Heber City, Utah 1924 April 26

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Davis, Robert C
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box
folder
1 4
Robert C. Davis, War Department, Washington, D.C 1924 September 17

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Harrington, J.A
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Description
Dates
box
folder
1 5
J.A. Harrington, Idaho Falls, Idaho 1924 April 28

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Heachman, Marcus J
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Description
Dates
box
folder
1 6
Marcus J. Heachman, County Recorder, Little Santa Fe, Monroe County, Missouri Undated

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Randall, Isaac A
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 7
Isaac A. Randall, Salt Lake City, Utah 1924 April 22

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Roberts, Charles E., Laporte, Colorado, 1924 September 23
Container(s)
box
folder
1 8

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Smith, James
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box
folder
1 9
James Smith, St. Anthony, Idaho Undated

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Spencer, W.T
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 10
W.T. Spencer, Tollerburg, Colorado 1924 August 14
W.T. Spencer, Tollerburg, Colorado 1924 September 29
One typescript of the 29th letter

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Spicer, John E
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 11
John E. Spicer. Sparta, Michigan 1924 August 20
John E. Spicer. Sparta, Michigan 1924 June 19
Typescript of the June 19 letter

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Vasquez, Hiram
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 12
Hiram Vasquez, LaVeta, Colorado 1924 September 5
Hiram Vasquez, LaVeta, Colorado 1924 September 18
Hiram Vasquez, LaVeta, Colorado 1924 November 8

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No Name, Undated
Container(s)
box
folder
1 13

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Brengman, Rosella.  ( contributor)
  • Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881.
  • Vasquez, Louis, 1798-1868.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Explorers--West (U.S.)
  • Fur traders--West (U.S.)

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