Guide to the B.G. Olesen Western Manuscript Collection,
1847-1908

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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)
Location of Collection: The B.G. Olesen Western Manuscript Collection is located in the vault.
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.
Manuscript Collections

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: Material in English 

Content Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

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

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 Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in chronological order.

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 Collection

Correspondence, a Poem, and a Legal Document, 1847-1908
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
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
1 4 Letter, Moses Thatcher to William B. Preston 1872 December 28th
Letter, Moses Thatcher to William B. Preston 1879 December 22
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
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
1 8 Letter, John T. Caine, Jr. to Alfred Caine 1889 July 10th
Letter, John T. Caine, Jr. to Alfred Caine 1889 November 19
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

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Subjects

    • 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.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Winter Quarters (Neb.)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon pioneers
    • Corporate Names :
    • Bullion Beck & Champion Mining Company

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