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De Witt Clinton Peters letters to his family, 1854-1869.
BANC MSS P-E 236 box 1; BANC MSS P-E 236 positive microfilm; BANC FILM 3238 positive microfilm
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Title:

De Witt Clinton Peters letters to his family, 1854-1869

Creator/Contributor:

Peters, De Witt C. (De Witt Clinton), -1876, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Peters, Emily Stoutenborough.

Creator/Contributor:

Turley, Jesse B.

Creator/Contributor:

Missouri Historical Society

Abstract:

Originals or contemporary copies, to his father and sister, mainly while on duty as a U.S. Army surgeon. From Fort Massachusetts, N.M., 1854-1856; from Paris, 1857; from various places, 1859-1869 (including Fort Davis, Texas, on the eve of the Civil War, and 1867-1869, from Fort Union, N.M.).
Describing Army post life (particularly in New Mexico), various Indian campaigns, friendship with Kit Carson and Ceran St. Vrain.
Also, letter from his wife, Emily, to her sister, Apr. 9, 1871, from Fort Union, describing the "Penitentes" rites.
With these: Typed transcripts from Missouri Historical Society of 3 letters, 1858-1860, from Peters to Jesse B. Turley, concerning publication of Kit Carson's biography.

Date:

1854 (issued)

Subject:

n-us--- -- n-us-ms -- n-us-tx -- n-us-nm
Peters, De Witt C. (De Witt Clinton) -- -1876 -- Archives
St. Vrain, Ceran De Hault De Lassus de -- 1802-1870
Carson, Kit -- 1809-1868
United States. -- Army -- Military life
Hermanos Penitentes.
Surgeons
Frontier and pioneer life -- New Mexico
Indians of North America -- Wars -- New Mexico
Fort Massachusetts (Miss.)
Fort Davis (Tex.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Fort Union (N.M.)

Note:

Also available on microfilm.
De Witt Clinton Peters letters to his family, 1854-1869, BANC MSS P-E 236, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.

Physical Description:

print
1 box.
1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 392:19) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS P-E 236 box 1
BANC MSS P-E 236 positive microfilm
BANC FILM 3238 positive microfilm

Origin:

New Mexico