Guide to the William Alexander and Mary E. Carter papers,
1859-1890

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Creator: Connor, P. E. (Patrick Edward), 1820-1891
Title: William Alexander and Mary E. Carter papers
Dates: 1859-1890 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_CAINE COLL MSS 29
Summary: Correspondence; business records, including Carter's statements, checks, and accounts; material relating to Carter's mining, lumber, oil, and cattle interests. Significant correspondents include U.S. Army Generals Patrick Edward Connor, A.L. Chetlaine, William Meyers, J.W. Clampitt; author Frank A. Root; Ogden business man and Mormon bishop Lorin Farr; and Cheyenne merchant-banker Posey S. Wilson.
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: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

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

Biographical Note

W. A. Carter was a sutler and probate judge at Fort Bridger from 1859 until his death in 1881. After his death Carter's widow, Mary Elizabeth (Hamilton) Carter, took her husband's place as post trader until 1890.

William Alexander Carter known as "Mr. Fort Bridger" was the most important individual at Fort Bridger, Wyoming and a key player in the economic development of the intermountain west. Carter's personality and the Fort were so intimately connected that to many contemporaries Fort Bridger was "Carter's Fort."

Carter, a Virginian, came to Fort Bridger with Johnston's army in 1857 during the so-called Utah War. Since goods and people traveling west passed through Fort Bridger, Carter was at the center of economic activities on the frontier. Making the most of his situation, Carter opened a general store. He carried on a brisk trade with soldiers, scientific expeditions, miners and mountaineers, Indians, and emigrants on the Overland Trail.

Of particular interest is Carter's business with Mormons. Aware of the market opportunity presented by Mormons, Carter opened a second store at Heber, Utah. In order to make things go more smoothly, Carter recruited Mormon Bishop Abram Hatch as a partner. Nevertheless, the Heber store closed in the face of the Mormon policy of not trading with "gentiles."

One of the region's early businessmen, Carter was involved in mining, oil, logging, and cattle ranching, and he also operated a sawmill. He raised hay and grain on the land surrounding the Fort to fill contracts with the government. In addition to his business activities Carter was justice of the peace and probate judge for Green River County. Originally, Fort Bridger was in Utah Territory; but it became a part of the newly created Wyoming Territory on July 25, 1868. (The official date for the organization of the Wyoming Territory was May 19, 1869.)

Judge Carter was known for his hospitality. He tried to lead the life of a gentleman, had an excellent library, and a Steinway piano. He was a Republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

W. A. and Mary E. Carter had six children: Ada, who married army surgeon J. K. Corson, Anna (Mrs. James Van Allen Carter), Lulie (Mrs. Maurice Groshon), Roberta (Mrs. W. H. Camp), William A. and Edgar. James Van Allen Carter was not related to Judge Carter but was a son-in-law.

For additional studies of Carter see:

W. N. Davis, Jr., "The Sutler at Fort Bridger," Western Historical Quarterly January 1971 : 37-54.

Robert S. Ellison, Fort Bridger Wyoming; A Brief History Casper: The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming, 1931;

Fred R. Gowans and Eugene E. Campbell, Fort Bridger Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1875.

"Diary of Judge William A. Carter" Annals of Wyoming April 1939.

Merrill J. Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988, entry 1588,

Dale L. Morgan and George P. Hammond, eds., A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Bancroft Library, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963, pp. 244-245.

See also A. R. Standing, "Through the Uintas: History of the Carter Road," Utah Historical Quarterly, Summer 1967: 256.

"Western Justice: The Court at Fort Bridger Utah Territory," Utah Historical Quarterly , April 1955): 99.

Content Description

This four-box collection consists of W.A. Carter and M.E. Carter's correspondence and business records, including invoices, receipts, accounts etc. covering the years 1859-1890. Their correspondents include important western personalities. Many of these were U.S. Army officers: Generals Patrick Edward Connor, A.L. Chetlain, William Meyers, J.W. Clampitt. Other correspondents include Frank A. Root co-author of The Overland Stage To California, Ogden businessman and Mormon bishop Lorin Farr and Cheyenne banker Posey S. Wilson. The correspondence has been arranged in chronological order. A list of correspondents has been provided.

The non-correspondence consists of business records pertaining to Carter's statements, checks and accounts. There is also material relating to Carter's mining, lumber, oil and cattle interests. There are a few items relating to Carter's judicial career: a deed, an affidavit, a bond and estray notices.

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 William Alexander and Mary E. Carter papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

William Alexander and Mary E. Carter papers, 1859-1890. (CAINE COLL MSS 29). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Their collection is divided into two parts, correspondence and non-correspondence. boxes 1-2 contain the correspondence. The non-correspondence has been filed in chronological order as well. boxes 3-4 contain the non-correspondence.

Acquisition Information :  

The papers were given to the Special Collections and Archives in 1977 by Mr. Champ's widow, Frances E. W. Champ, and his children, George H. Champ, Frederick W. Champ, and Mary Knox Champ (Nielson). Since then various other items have been given by the family as they come across them.

Related Materials :  

W.A Carter Account Ledger (Coll Mss 168).

Marie Eccles (Caine Coll Mss 1)


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Gilbert & Gemish (Salt Lake City) to George Jackson (Fort Bridger)
The letter is in response to judge Carter's request for a circular saw. One piece.
March 12, 1859
1 2 E.A. Hamilton to "my dear sister"
The letter discusses a three week Methodist camp meeting.
March 12, 1864.
1 3 Frank A. Root to W.A. Carter
May 2, 1864
1 4 E.S. Griffiths (Weber Station, Utah) to Captain Baldwin
Contains reports of famine in California and Nevada and an account of the contents of a lost mail bag being strewn all over the ground.
August 5, 1864.
1 5 Andrew Cook (Nebraska City) to W.A. Carter
The letter reports the finding of two lost mules.
August 18, 1864
1 6 S.F. Nickolls & Co. to W.A. Carter
Acknowledges $45 in credit to Mr. Berry.
August 19, 1864
1 7 E.R. Purple (Bannock City, Montana) to John
September 5, 1864
1 8 I.D. Ivan to W. Kittredge
Kittredge was captain of company "D" 3rd Infantry Battalion. Written from Alcatraz Island this letter was written to assure Ivan that "Kitty" would pay the bill he owed Judge Carter. Ivan justified himself by mentioning greenbacks and the high cost of living, as well as the fact that he had not been paid since August of 1864! Ivan notes that many of the men from the 3rd Infantry "D," "P," and "E" companies were in his company at Alcatraz as well as hospital stewards from Forts Bridger and Ruby. Ivan was learning the heavy artillery drill and explains the schedule.
February 7, 1865.
1 9 William H. Brown (Osborn, Green County, Ohio) to W.A. Carter
Brown, a veteran, discusses an oil spring and the possibility of forming a company to exploit it, with Judge Carter. Brown wrote to General Connor who was in Denver about the matter.
May 15, 1865.
1 10 William H. Brown (Osborn, Green County, Ohio) to General Patrick Edward Connor
On the same day that he wrote to Judge Carter Brown wrote to the General about the South Gap Oil springs. Mr. Eddy, Warren Leland. At the bottom of the last page of the letter is a note from General Connor to Judge Carter dated June 16, 1865. Connor wanted Carter to read the letter and inform him of what he thought of Brown's proposition.
May 15, 1865
1 11 H.& R.B.W. & Co. (Sam's Sam's Montana (?)) to W.A. Carter
June 29, 1866
1 12 Paul Sherman (Denver, Colorado) to W.A. Carter
Sherman inquired about his bounty and discharge.
August 15, 1866
1 13 J.W. Williamson (Salt Lake City, Utah) to W.A. Carter
Williamson discssed the business prospects of the oil spring company. He makes the statement that Carter has been paying all the expenses involved. Names mentioned are: General Connor, Lieutenant Joscelyn (?), Captain Linis, Captain Kilredge (?).
September 1, 1866
1 14 Charles S. Kintzing (St. Louis, Missouri) to W.A. Carter
The letter discusses the slump in trade in St. Louis caused by a cholera outbreak.
September 6, 1866
1 15 Johnson, Griffen & Wood (New York City) to W.A. Carter
September 17,1866.
1 16 Kingslands & Ferguson (St. Louis, Missouri) to W.A. Carter
September 21, 1866.
1 17 D. Street (Denver, Colorado) to W.A. Carter
Street ordered nine beaver skins.
October 15, 1866
1 18 Holladay & Halsey Bankers (Salt Lake City, Utah) to W.A. Carter
October 20,1866
1 19 E. B. Grimes (Camp Douglas, Utah) to W.A. Carter
Transmitting vouchers for charcoal.
October 29, 1866
1 20 Bradford, Welles & Co. (New York City) to W.A. Carter
Returned note paid.
December 6, 1866
1 21 General William Myers (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter
March 5, 1867
1 22 W. Jennings (Salt Lake City, Utah) to W.A. Carter
March 9, 1867
1 23 General William Myers (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter
The letter covers arrangements (sufficient hay and stabling) for sending Gordon's company to Fort Bridger.
August 6, 1869
1 24 D. W. Thompson (Sulphur Springs) to W. A. Carter
October 28, 1867
1 25 S.W. Batchelder (Bannack City, Montana) to W. A. Carter
The letter suggests to sale of Carter's house at Bannock City.
January 25, 1868
1 26 Tozer (South Pass City, Wyoming) to Parks(?) W.A. Carter's brother
The letter states that a mass meeting had put W.A. Carter as its choice as governor and goes on to discuss mining prospects.
April 19, 1868
1 27 C.A. & E.H. Perry Browning (Salt Lake City, Utah) to W.A. Carter
June 10, 1868
1 28 General William Myers (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A Carter
July 1, 1868
1 29 General A.L. Chetlain to W.A. Carter
Mentions the confirmation of A.D. Paddock as the governor of Wyoming.
July 29, 1868
1 30 P.W. (Fort Bridger) to (General or Jeul) J.W. Clampitt
Letter discusses the practice of some officers in the east of forwarding mail addressed to Fort Bridger to Salt Lake City. This resulted in a delay in delivering the mail.
August 12, 1868
1 31 (?) (Salt Lake City, Utah) to W.A. Carter
Written from Salt Lake City. The writer was planning to visit Fort Bridger and asked if uncle Jack Robinson and Jim Bridger were there because he wanted to meet them.
August 17, 1868
1 32 Caldwell Kitchen Martin (Cheyenne, Wyoming) to W.A. Carter
The letter mentions the robbery of a coach.
August 31, 1868.
1 33 General William Myers (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A Carter
October 3, 1868
1 34 Colonel John H. Knight to W.A. Carter
The letter expresses the desire of the people for civil officers (justice of the peace and constable).
October 14, 1868.
1 35 Augustus Edes (Miner's Delight) to W.A. Carter
Edes was the special administrator of the estate of Mr. Livingston which was being probated by the Carter County, Wyoming probate court.
December 19, 1868
1 36 A.W. Street to W.A. Carter
Written from Salt Lake City. The letter refers to a lost mail sack that had been found.
December 10, 1868.
1 37 D.B. Ball (Omaha, Nebraska) to "Sis"
Written from Omaha. Ball, supply agent, inquires if the mail arrived regularly every day.
January 16, 1869.
1 38 R.G. Lansing (Chicago, Illinois) to W.A. Carter
On stationary of the Chicago & North-Western Railway.
January 28, 1869.
1 39 E.A. Hamilton to W.A. Carter
Hamilton, who signed himself "your affectionate brother" notified Carter that he purchased eight hundred acres of timber for him for eight hundred and thirty dollars at a public sale.
May 2, 1869
1 40 Stephen Wilcox (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter
May 17, 1869
1 41 (?), (?), J.W. Wilson and R.F. Summers to commanding officer Fort Bridger
Jesse Ewing and his partners asked for protection to work their silver lode.
June 6, 1869
1 42 Whittemore, Carter & Brown (Chicago, Illinois) to W.A. Carter
July 22, 1869
1 43 H.L. Henry to W.A. Carter
Written from Alexandria, Virginia. The letter covers family matters at length and makes a poignant reference to Louis Dauguerre the inventor of the daguerreotype.
September 1, 1869
1 44 Robert Campbell (St. Louis, Missouri) to W.A. Carter
October 8, 1869
1 45 Major J.H. Smith to [W.A. Carter]
Written from Omaha. Smith, judge advocate inquired about the conduct of a certain L. Link.
December 18, 1869.
1 46 S.J. Field (Green River) to W.A. Carter
April 14, 1870
1 47 Fred (?.) Kiesel (Ogden, Utah) to W.A. Carter
June 18, 1870
1 48 J.A. Campbell (Cheyenne, Wyoming) to W.A. Carter
September 18, 1870
1 49 Stephens & Wilcox to W.A. Carter
Written from Omaha.
September 31, 1870.
1 50 Henry Folsom & Co. (St. Louis, Missouri) to W.A. Carter
October 15, 1870
1 51 Lorin Farr to W.A. Carter
The letter discusses a car load of grain.
November 9, 1870
1 52 M.S. Johnson (Osage Mission Kansas) to W.A. Carter
December 8, 1870.
1 53 Stephens & Wilcox (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter
December 31, 1870
1 54 Moses Cohen (Camp Douglas, Utah) to W.A. Carter
Cohen requests Indian souvenirs.
September 14, 1871.
2 1 Hamilton (Herd Camp) to Ike
The letter discusses land and cattle deals.
January 10, 1872
2 2 Brewer & Bemis Brewing (Omaha) to W.A. Carter
March 14, 1872
2 3 Hamilton (Fort Bridger) to Ike May 22, 1872
2 4 J.R. Miller (K(?) Canyon, Utah) to Dick
June 2, 1872.
2 5 Banking house of Posey S. Wilson (Cheyenne) to W.A. Carter
July 3, 1872.
2 6 S.W. Hastings & Co. (St. Louis) to W.A. Carter
February 12, 1873
2 7 Stephani, Monheimer & Hart (Chicago) to W.A. Carter
March 22, 1873
2 8 Mission and Pacific Woolen Mills (San Francisco) to W.A. Carter
June 2, 1873.
2 9 F.J. Abbey & Co.(Chicago) to W.A. Carter
July 7, 1873
2 10 James J. Taylor (Uentah Agency) to W.A. Carter July 12, 1872. W.A. Carter to J.J. Critchlow
July 31, 1873
2 11 Henry Wagener (Salt Lake City) to W.A. Carter
Shipped cartridges and beaver traps.
August 11, 1873
2 12 Z.C.M.I. (Salt Lake City) John Needham to W.A. Carter
October 14, 1873.
2 13 F.J. Abbey & Co. to W.A. Carter
November 18, 1873.
2 14 Adam Brown (Green River) to W.A. Carter
December 14, 1873
2 15 W.A. Carter (Fort Bridger) to Samuel Burns
June 1, 1874
2 16 J. Van A. Carter to John Lollin
November 13, 1874
2 17 T.D. Abbot (Laramie) to W.A. Carter
July 25, 1874
2 18 D. Williams (Weber Station) to W.A. Carter
September 6, 1875
2 19 C.W. Hall (Cheyenne) to W.A. Carter
Request for mocassins.
October 11, [1875].
2 20 C.P Pieglers (Pioneer Hollow) to J. Van A. Carter
October 15, 1875
2 21 S. Lachman & Co. ( San Francisco) to W.A. Carter
Lachman & Co. dealers in wines and brandies inform Carter that their discontinuance employing travelling agents will mean a 10% reduction in bill.
January 10, 1876
2 22 John Mclean (Clarksville, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter
January 14, 1876
2 23 California Cracker Co. (San Francisco) to W.A. Carter
February 14, 1876
2 24 William H. [Bisbee or Bribel] (Fort Sanders) to Jimmie
June 12, 1876
2 25 Buchmiller & Wells (Ogden) to W.A. Carter
July 10, 1876
2 26 Aunt Mollie (Carter Station) to Jimmie
November 16, 1876
2 27 Andrew J. Caldwell (Columbia) to James Carter
Asks about work and wages.
February 11, 1877
2 28 A. Cooley (Henry's Fork) to [W.A.] Carter
February 1877
2 29 Hamilton to Jimmie
Payment of W.S. Fletcher itemized.
March 10, 1877
2 30 The Omaha Book Co. (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter
Refers to J. Van A. Carter.
April 23, 1877
2 31 W.A. Carter, [Mary?] Carter (Fort Bridger) to Henry Heald
May 4, 1877
2 32 Lowe & McLaughlin (St. Louis) to W.A. Carter
June 5, 1877.
2 33 C.S. (Wood Camp) to J.V.A. Carter
June 13, 1877
2 34 Tootle & Maul (Omaha) to W.A. Carter
June 18, 1877
2 35 H.B. Clawsen (Salt Lake City) to W.A. Carter
August 21, 1877
2 36 J.K. Moore (Camp Brown, Wyoming) to W.A. Carter
October 23, 1877
2 37 The Evanston Lumbering Co. (Evanston) to W.A. Carter
March 4, 1878
2 38 White & Davis, Law Office of, (Evanston) to J. Van. A. Carter
May 4 1878
2 39 Lewis Brothers (San Francisco) to W.A. Carter
June 11, 1878
2 40 Office of Russell Thorp, Livery, Feed and Sale Stable, J.R. Alter (Cheyenne) to W.A. Carter
Re: cattle prices, shipping.
September 23, 1878.
2 41 Incomplete letter from the office of Benedict, Hall and Co. Boots and Shoes (New York)
November 1, 1878
2 42 Sherer & Parsons (Chicago) to W.A. Carter
June 2, 1879
2 43 J.K. Moore (Fort Washakie) to W.A. Carter
October 17, 1879
2 44 J. Cormon (Rock Springs) to W.A. Carter
Looking for employment as a wood-chopper.
January 15, 1880
2 45 J.K. Moore (Fort Washakie) to W.A. Carter
April 2, 1880
2 46 J.K. Moore (Fort Washakie) to W.A. Carter
July 13, 1880
2 47 William Moon (Burnt Fork) to W.A. Carter
August 10, 1880
2 48 William Moon (Henry's Fork) to W.A. Carter
August 22, 1880
2 49 A.H. Brown (Washington, D.C.) to W.A. Carter
October 25, 1880
2 50 Benjamin Snackall (Frisco, Beaver Co. Utah) to W.A. Carter
November 12, 1880
2 51 A.H. Jackson (Washington, D.C.) to W.A. Carter
November 16, 1880
2 52 W.A. Carter (Ft. Bridger) to Samuel U. Ridder
December 11, 1880
2 53 Robert M. Wells (Chicago) to W.A. Carter
Orders eight black bear skins.
March 3, 1881
2 54 W. Summers (Black Fork) to W.A. Carter
July 4, 1881
2 55 J.G. Bullock (Fork Washakie) to W.A. Carter
September 31, 1881
2 56 L. Pelgar(?) (Henry's Fork) to W.A. Carter
February 13, [?]
2 57 M. Summers (Black Fork) to W.A. Carter
July 1 [?]
2 58 J. Van A. Carter (Eraurten) to W.A. Carter
November 19, [?]
2 59 M.D. Brown (Smith Fork) to W.A. Carter
(undated)
2 60 Carter, J.F. to W.A. Carter (incomplete letter?)
(undated)
2 61 R.A.C. to W.A. Carter (n.d.) Informs Carter his grain was mis-shipped
2 62 Arpad Haraszthy & Co. (San Francisco) to Mary E. Carter
May 25, 1885
2 63 Fred J. Kiesel & Co. (Ogden) to M.E. Carter
October 1, 1888
2 64 Beeman & Cashin (Evanston) to M.E. Carter
December 15, 1888
2 65 D.G. Nelson & Co. (Ogden) to M.E. Carter
Type written with "Potatoes are very scarce" written in by hand.
September 12, 1889
2 66 [Geo.?] Jackson (Fort Bridger) to W.A. Carter
April 6, 189(?)
2 67 R.H. Hamilton (Fort Bridger) to Jimmie
About a butcher.
October 15 [?]
2 68 N. Tueuson ([Sarawie?] City) to W.A. Carter
Applying for job as butcher.
September 25 [?]
2 69 A.H. Morn (Wheatland [Centre?], Hillsdale County Michigan) to post master of post commander at Fort Bridger
Seeking information on the whereabouts of George Mayes.
undated
2 70 (?.) Day (Hilliard, Wyoming) to Jimmy
October 11 [?]
3 1 Invoice 1859. Charless, Blow & Co. St. Louis, Missouri
April, 16.
3 2 Bill of Sale 1862. J.W. Bosnell sold five yoke of cattle to W.A. Carter
June 8
3 3 Account 1864. W.A. Carter account with E.M. Morgan Bannack City Montana
3 4 Invoices 1865. A. Michael Kearney City, Wyoming September 7, 1865; Statement Jno. R. Lionberger & Co. November 30, 1865; Richard Grace October 12-30 1865
3 5 Invoices 1866. C.L. Hawkins Coalville
April 6
3 6 Invoices 1867. J. Wolff & Sons St. Louis
May 3
3 7 Invoices 1868. James Chamberlain Ft. Bridger August 11. Thomas Kirkpatrick November 24; Gerard B. Allen & Co. St. Louis January 21; Howard, Sanger & Co. New York April
3 8 Invoices 1869. C.L. Rice & Co. June 18; Paris & Allen Importers of Brandies, Gins, Wines June 24; Pratt & Seymour April 13; Dunning & Co. April 9 Monthly Statement; Kingsland, Ferguson & Co. St. Louis August 23; Horace Wheat & Co. Ogden [?] 24; Carter & Bro. June 5; Day, Allen & Co. Chicago September 5
3 9 Invoices 1870. Day, Allen & Co. Chicago April 20, 1870; Fler & Co. Omaha Receipt January 2, 1870; First National Bank of Utah Salt Lake City W.A. Carter account September 3, 1870
3 10 Invoices 1872. Thornton Brown Ogden September 14, 1872; Teasdel & Co. Salt Lake City Dec 21, 1872
3 11 Invoices 1873. Field, Leiter & Co. Chicago Feb. 12, 1873; Acker, Merrall & Condit New York June 24, 1873; Sam Lee Lem Account July 1873; Hall, Kimbark & Co. Chicago Aug. 6, 1873; Godbe & Co. Salt Lake City Sept. 28, 1873; Beckwith & Remington Evanston Oct. 9 1873; Bent & Bush Boston Oct. 24, 1873
3 12 Invoices 1874. Cutting & Co. San Francisco Sept. 10, 1874; Gilbert & Sons Salt Lake City Aug 27, 1874
3 13 Invoices 1875. Acker, Merrall & Condit New York October 20, 1875; Andreesen & Meyer Fremont, NB Dec. 25, 1875
3 14 Invoices 1876. S.C. Abbott Omaha June 13, 1876; S.P. Teasdel Salt Lake City Aug. 22, 1876; Tootle & Maul Omaha Sept. 7, 1876; M.H. Parpe Evanston Sept. 18, 1876; John McGlinchey & Co. Evanston Oct. 24, 1876; E.E. Eaton Chicago Nov. 30, 1876
3 15 Invoices 1877. John McGlinchey & Co. Evanston Jan. 4, 1877; Bullene, Moore & Emerys Kansas City July 6, 1877; Maulden & Catlin Ogden July 19, 1877; S. Pearson Uintah Aug. 11, 1877; John Stoddard Aspen, WY Aug. 20, 1877
3 16 Invoices 1878. C.S. Whittier Evanston Jan. 14, 1878; Crawford, Thompson & Co. Evanston April 12, 1878; Wm. H. Parpe Evanston April 26, 1878; Christie & Lanktree Evanston May 3, 1878; Charles W. Woolever Evanston May 15, 1878; R.H. Hamilton Evanston June 4, 1878; P.H. Tooley Evanston July 7, 1878; S.H. Batsford Evanston July 10, 1878
3 17 Invoices 1879. Omaha Book Co. November 10, 1879. Ft. Washakie December 15, 1879
3 18 Invoice 1880. J. Hair Invoice for three cords of wood September 16, 1880. Ft. Washakie, August 31, 1880
3 19 Invoices 1881. Note to accompany invoice May 11, 1881
3 20 Invoices 1882. Orchard and Bean Carpet Merchants
November 27, 1882
3 21 J.C. Perry Invoice Cattle and various goods
3 22 Stock Yards
July 15, 1877
3 23 Invoice twenty boxes of apples from California
undated.
3 24 Pounds of Wheat, Flour, Oats, Potatoes, Butter, Dozens of Eggs for October,
undated.
3 25 Jules Fontaine $10 bill for French lessons for Miss Carter
3 26 John Burk account with W.A. Carter
June 19, 1865
3 27 George Montague 1877 account. Notes from Mary E. Carter to Jimmy, W.A. Carter to Jimmy and a yellow piece of scratch paper
3 28 Jno. Montoyer account with W.A. Carter. Invoice
October27, n.d
3 29 Jacob Robson account with W.A. Carter
October-November 1865
3 30 Check to W.A. Carter from Teasdel and Co. in Salt Lake City
1871
3 31 W.A. Carter account with J.B. Tomlinson
undated
3 32 Miss Fannie Tomlinson account with W.A. Carter covering
July 1864 through July 1866
3 33 W.L. Carter May 8, 1870 account
3 34 List of vouchers in account with W.A. Carter for collection by H. R. B. W & Company
1865-1866
3 35 Receipt of W.A. Carter's payment to Benedict, Hall and Co
December 15, 1874
3 36 Boarding account for
January-December 1877
3 37 Charge salary of F.M. Headlee to account of W.A. Carter at Ft. Washakie December 15, 1879. Charge salary of F.M. Headlee to account of W.A. Carter at Fr. Washakie December 17, 1879. Charge salary of Eugene Kitcham to account of W.A. Carter at Ft. Washakie February 3, 1881
3 38 Charge supplies of "the barer" to account of L.V. Shurtliff
June 15, 1881
3 39 Beaver Head Store bought of Bridger Store
June 11, 1863
3 40 Statement Provo Store in account with W.A. Carter 1865- 1866; Inventory at Heber City
January 21, 1867
3 41 Annual Statement Bishop Abram Hatch, Heber City, Utah
December 31, 1872
3 42 Final Balance
January 1, 1874.
3 43 Wells Fargo And Company. Receipts
3 44 Western Union Telegraph Company. Messages. Account for
May 1868
3 45 Union Pacific Railroad Company Express freight receipts 1873-1878. Pacific Express Company freight receipt
March 19, 1888
3 46 Union Pacific Railroad Company freight bills April 28, 1869; January 26, 1870; [?] to R.H. Hamilton September 20, 1876; B. Dett to J. Van Allen Carter September 15, 1876
3 47 Internal Revenue Licenses #164 granted to W.A. Carter May 1, 1865 liscenses him as a retail dealer of liquor at his Fort Bridger store and #629 granted to W.A. Carter November 1, 1864 liscenses his retail store in Heber, Utah
3 48 Indenture between W.W. Jamison and R.H. Hamilton
Jamison put up his coal and petroleum claims in Fort Bridger Mining District as security on a debt.
February 19, 1868
3 49 Indenture between Isadore Morris and G.W. Wood
Morris deeds parts of the "Mammoth" "McClintock" lodes and other claims to Wood for one hundred dollars. Shoshone Mining District.
September 28, 1867
3 50 Certificates of mining claims Dakota Territory 1867. E.B. Eddy recorded November 19, 1867; George W. Wood certificate of ownership of claims in the California mining district Dacotah Territory October 28, 1867; certificate of R.H. Carter's mining claims in Shoshone Mining District Dakota Territory November 26, 1867
3 51 Campbell Sedge listing owners west of discovery claim and east of discovery claim
September 25, 1865
3 52 Copy of a letter describing the "Growing America" mine of which judge Carter owned $6800 in capital stock
undated
3 53 Wind River Petroleum Company. 1864-1865 account of money paid to E.B. Eddy
3 54 Creditors of the estate of Jacob Brighthoff consent to a private sale
January 22, 1870
3 55 Deed. E.M. French sells house to R.H. Hamilton June 6, 1863. Bannack City, Montana
3 56 Affidavit. Louis B. Scott October 23, 1864
3 57 Estray Notice
November 16, 1877
3 58 Bond. Frank Ecoffey vs. Robert Wilson
September 11, 1869
4 1 W.A. Carter blank account settlement reminder card
4 2 Checks 1867-1881. Chemical National Bank post card
4 3 Personal Notes
1867-1888
4 4 M. Sudington to Major Alex Perry (Washington, D.C.)
Copy of letter from Quarter Master General and endorsements.
January 9, 1874.
4 5 W.A. Carter account with U.S. Cr
March 26, 1869
4 6 Office of A.C.S. no. 8, October 1, 1880, and no. 10, January 1, 1881. Orders for beef from contractor
4 7 Abstract of Provisions sold to company messes at Ft. Sedgwick December 1866 by Captain James P.W. Neill, 18th Regiment Infantry
4 8 Department of the Platte 1868. "Proposal for the Furnishing of fresh beef and beef cattle. . ."
4 9 Proposal of J.T. [McWhirt?] State of Iowa 1866 to convey mail between Fort Bridger and Fort [?]
4 10 Lewis B. Chapman Discharge from U.S. Army undated.
4 11 Thomas Dondale of "E" Company receipt $250. Paid in full
February 8, 1869
4 12 U.S. Army paymaster deduction slips made out to W.A. Carter Post Trader
April 8, 1868; June 16, 1870
4 13 Wages-names and amounts
4 14 Mary E. Carter. Gilman Collamore Invoice
June 30, 1871
4 15 Mary E. Carter. Bill
undated.
4 16 Instructions from Thomas Wilson in regard to the contracts for beef cattle in the Dept. of the Platte for fiscal year 1880
4 17 M.E. Carter Stationary Post Trader Letterhead 188
4 18 Charge salary of R. Hueford to account of L. Scolenteon(?)
November 25, 1882
4 19 Receipt from Iler & Co. Wholesale Liquor Merchants to M.E. Carter
August 13, 1883
4 20 Mary E. Carter June 26, 1885. Contract with Major G.B. Dandy, Chief Quartermaster Department of the Platte, for baled hay, fiscal year 1885-1886 for 175 tons of hay
4 21 Mary E. Carter account with U.S. Cr
1884
4 22 Mary E. Carter Invoices 1890
Cameron and Chisholm (Evanston)
September 1 ,1890
Rideout, Cameron & Co.(Evanston)
October 1, 1890
Harrison & Roth, Drugs, Paints and Oils
October [8?], 1890
The Blyth and Fargo Company (Evanston) October 13, 1890
Harrison & Roth October 13, 1890
I.C. Winslow October 20, 1890.
Wallace Johnson, Fort Bridger
Painter & Miles, Fine Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Etc. (Evanston) October 18, 1890
Wm. H. Parpe, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, and Silver-plated Ware, (Evanston) October 24, 1890
I.C. Winslow (Evanston) November 14, 1890
Rocky Mountain Hotel, Dr., Good Livery, Feed & Sale Stable in Connection, (Evanston) December 1, 1890
Gibson & Smurthwaite, Wholesale Produce and Groceries, (Ogden) December 13, 1890
The Blyth and Fargo Company December 22, 1890
Paxton & Gallagher, Jobbing Grocers (Omaha) December 4, 1890.
List of Correspondents
  • Abbey, F.J. & Co.: bx 2 fd 9 7-7-1873
  • Abbey, F.J. & Co. bx 2 fd 13 11-18-1873
  • Abbot, T.D. bx 2 fd 17 7-25-1874
  • Ball, D.B. bx 1 fd 37 1-16-1869
  • Batchelder, S.W. bx 1 fd 25 1-25-1868
  • Beeman & Cashin bx 2 fd 46 12-15-1888
  • Benedict, Hall & Co. bx 2 fd 41 11-1-1878
  • (Bisbee or Bribel), William bx 2 fd 24 6-12-1876
  • Bradford Wells & Co. bx 1 fd 20 12-6-1866
  • Brewer & Bemis bx 2 fd 2 3-14-1872
  • Brown, A.H. bx 2 fd 49 10-25-1880
  • Brown, Adam bx 2 fd 14 12-14-1873
  • Brown, M.D. bx 2 fd 59 n.d.
  • Brown, William bx 1 fd 9 5-15-1865
  • Brown, William bx 1 fd 10 5-15-1865
  • Browning, C.A. & E.H. Perry bx 1 fd 27 6-10-1868
  • Buchmiller & Wells bx 2 fd 25 7-10-1876
  • Bullock, J.G. bx 2 fd 55 9-31-1881
  • Caldwell, Andrew J. bx 2 fd 27 2-11-1877
  • California Cracker Co. bx 2 fd 23 2-14-1876
  • Campbell, J.A. bx 1 fd 48 9-18-1870
  • Campbell, Robert bx 1 fd 44 10-8-1869
  • Carter, J. Van A. bx 2 fd 16 11-13-1874
  • Carter, J. Van A. bx 2 fd 58 11-19-(?)
  • Carter, J. F. n.d. bx 2 fd 60 n.d.
  • Carter, W.A. bx 2 fd 15 6-1-1874
  • Carter, W.A. bx 2 fd 31 5-4-1877
  • Carter, William Alexander bx 2 fd 52 12-11-1880
  • Chetlain, A.L. bx 1 fd 29 7-29-1868
  • Clawsen, H.B. bx 2 fd 35 8-21-1877
  • Cohen, Moses bx 1 fd 54 9-14-1871
  • Cook, Andrew bx 1 fd 5 8-18-1864
  • Cooley, A. bx 2 fd 28 2-1877
  • Cormon, J. bx 2 fd 44 1-15-1880
  • Day, (?) bx 2 fd 70 10-11-[?]
  • Edes, Augustus bx 1 fd 35 12-19-1868
  • Evanston Lumbering Co. bx 2 fd 37 3-4-1878
  • Farr, Lorin bx 1 fd 51 11-9-1870
  • Field, S.J. bx 1 fd 46 4-14-1870
  • Folsom, Henry & Co. bx 1 fd 50 10-15-1870
  • Gilbert & Gemish bx 1 fd 1 3-12-1859
  • Griffiths, E.S. bx 1 fd 4 8-5-1864
  • Grimes, E.B. bx 1 fd 19 10-29-1866
  • Hall, C.W. bx 2 fd 19 10-11-1875
  • Hamilton, R.H. bx 2 fd 67 10-15-?
  • Hamilton bx 2 fd 29 3-10-1877
  • Hamilton bx 2 fd 3 5-22-1872
  • Hamilton bx 2 fd 1 1-10-1872
  • Hamilton, E.A. bx 1 fd 39 5-2-1869
  • Hamilton, E.A. bx 1 fd 2 3-12-1864
  • Haraszthy, Arpad & Co. bx 2 fd 62 5-25-1885
  • Hastings, S.W. & Co. bx 2 fd 6 2-12-1873
  • Henry, H.L. bx 1 fd 43 9-1-1869
  • Holladay & Halsey bx 1 fd 18 10-20-1866
  • Ivan, I.D. bx 1 fd 8 2-7-1865
  • Jackson, Geo. bx 2 fd 66 4-6-189?
  • Jackson, A.H. bx 2 fd 51 11-16-1880
  • Jennings, W. bx 1 fd 22 3-9-1867
  • Johnson, Griffen & Wood bx 1 fd 15 9-17-1866
  • Johnson, M.S. bx 1 fd 52 12-8-1870
  • Kiesel, Fred (?.) bx 1 fd 47 6-18-1870
  • Kiesel, Fred J. & Co. bx 2 fd 63 10-1-1888
  • Kingslands & Ferguson bx 1 fd 16 9-21-1866
  • Kintzing, Charles bx 1 fd 14 9-6-1866
  • Knight, John H. bx 1 fd 34 10-14-1868
  • Lachman, S. & Co. bx 2 fd 21 1-10-1876
  • Lansing, R.G. bx 1 fd 38 1-28-1869
  • Lewis Bros. bx 2 fd 39 6-11-1878
  • Lowe & McLaughlin bx 2 fd 32 6-5-1877
  • Martin, Caldwell Kitchen bx 1 fd 32 8-31-1868
  • McLean, John bx 2 fd 22 1-14-1876
  • Miller, J.R. bx 2 fd 4 6-2-1872
  • Mission & Pacific Woolen Mills bx 2 fd 8 6-2-1873
  • Mollie bx 2 fd 26 11-16-1876
  • Moon, William bx 2 fd 47 8-10-1880
  • Moon, William bx 2 fd 48 8-22-1880
  • Moore, J.K. bx 2 fd 36 10-23-1877
  • Moore, J.K. bx 2 fd 43 10-17-1879
  • Moore, J.K. bx 2 fd 45 4-2-1880
  • Moore, J.K. bx 2 fd 46 7-13-1880
  • Morn, A.H. bx 2 fd 69 n.d.
  • Myers, W. bx 1 fd 21 3-5-1867
  • Myers, W. bx 1 fd 23 8-6-1867
  • Myers, W. bx 1 fd 28 7-1-1868
  • Myers, W. bx 1 fd 33 10-3-1868
  • Nelson, D.G. & Co. bx 2 fd 65 9-12-1889
  • Nickolls, S.F. & Co. bx 1 fd 6 8-19-1864
  • Omaha Book Co. bx 2 fd 30 4-23-1877
  • Pelgar(?), L. bx 2 fd 56 L. 2-13-?
  • Pieglers, C.P. bx 2 fd 20 10-15-1875
  • Purple, E.R. bx 1 fd 7 9-5-1864
  • R.A.C. bx 2 fd 61 n.d.
  • Root, Frank A. bx 1 fd 3 5-2-1864
  • S., C. bx 2 fd 33 6-13-1877
  • Sherer & Parsons bx 2 fd 42 6-2-1879
  • Sherman, Paul bx 1 fd 12 8-15-1866
  • Smith, J.H. bx 1 fd 45 12-18-1869
  • Snackall, Benj. bx 2 fd 50 11-12-1880
  • Stephani, Monheimer & Hart bx 2 fd 7 3-22-1873
  • Stephens & Wilcox bx 1 fd 49 9-31-1870
  • Stephens & Wilcox bx 1 fd 53 12-31-1870
  • Street, A.W. bx 1 fd 36 12-10-1868
  • Street, D. bx 1 fd 17 10-15-1866
  • Summers, William M. bx 2 fd 54 7-4-1881
  • Summers, William M. bx 2 fd 57 7-1-(?)
  • Taylor, James J. bx 2 fd 10 7-12-1872
  • Thompson, D.W. bx 1 fd 24 10-28-1867
  • Thorp, Russell bx 2 fd 40 9-23-1878
  • Tootle & Maul bx 2 fd 34 6-18-1877
  • Tozer bx 1 fd 26 4-19-1868
  • Tueuson, N. bx 2 fd 68 9-25-?
  • W., P. bx 1 fd 30 8-12-1868
  • Wagener, Henry bx 2 fd 11 8-11-1873
  • Wells, Robert M. bx 2 fd 53 3-3-1881
  • White & Davis bx 2 fd 38 5-4-1878
  • Whittemore, Carter & Brown bx 1 fd 42 7-22-1869
  • Wilcox, Stephen bx 1 fd 40 5-17-1869
  • Williams, D. bx 2 fd 18 9-6-1875
  • Williamson, J.W. bx 1 fd 13 9-1-1866
  • Wilson, Posey S. bx 2 fd 5 7-3-1872
  • Wilson, Thomas bx 4 fd 16 1880
  • Z.C.M.I. bx 2 fd 12 10-14-1873

Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Carter, Mary Eliza Hamilton, b. 1827?  ( contributor)
  • Carter, Mary Eliza Hamilton, b. 1827?
  • Carter, William Alexander, 1818-1881.  ( contributor)
  • Carter, William Alexander, 1818-1881.
  • Chetlain, Augustus L. (Augustus Louis), 1824-1914.  ( contributor)
  • Clampitt, J. W.  ( contributor)
  • Connor, P. E. (Patrick Edward), 1820-1891.  ( contributor)
  • Farr, Lorin 1854-1928.  ( contributor)
  • Meyers, William.  ( contributor)
  • Root, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1837-1926.  ( contributor)
  • Wilson, Posey S.  ( contributor)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Judges--Wyoming--Fort Bridger--Archives.
  • Pioneers--Wyoming--Fort Bridger--Archives.
  • Sutlers--West (U.S.)--Archives.
  • Women pioneers--Wyoming--Fort Bridger--Archives.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Fort Bridger (Wyo.)--History--19th century.
  • Fort Bridger (Wyo.)--Social life and customs--19th century.

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