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William Alexander and Mary E. Carter papers, 1859-1890
- Connor, P. E. (Patrick Edward), 1820-1891
- William Alexander and Mary E. Carter papers
- 1859-1890 (inclusive)18591890
- 4 boxes, (2 linear ft.)
- Collection Number
- UUS_CAINE COLL MSS 29
- 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.
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top
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 DescriptionReturn to Top
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 CollectionReturn to Top
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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.
William Alexander and Mary E. Carter papers, 1859-1890. (CAINE COLL MSS 29). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
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.
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.
W.A Carter Account Ledger (COLL MSS 168).
Marie Eccles (Caine Coll Mss 1)
William A. Carter papers (COLL MSS 529).
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|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.
|1859 March 12|
|1||2||E.A. Hamilton to "my dear sister"
The letter discusses a three week Methodist camp meeting.
|1864 March 12|
|1||3||Frank A. Root to W.A. Carter||1864 May 2|
|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.
|1864 August 5|
|1||5||Andrew Cook (Nebraska City) to W.A. Carter
The letter reports the finding of two lost mules.
|1864 August 18|
|1||6||S.F. Nickolls & Co. to W.A. Carter
Acknowledges $45 in credit to Mr. Berry.
|1864 August 19|
|1||7||E.R. Purple (Bannock City, Montana) to John||1864 September 5|
|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.
|1865 February 7|
|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.
|1865 May 15|
|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.
|1865 May 15|
|1||11||H.& R.B.W. & Co. (Sam's Sam's Montana (?)) to W.A. Carter||1866 June 29|
|1||12||Paul Sherman (Denver, Colorado) to W.A. Carter
Sherman inquired about his bounty and discharge.
|1866 August 15|
|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 (?).
|1866 September 1|
|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.
|1866 September 6|
|1||15||Johnson, Griffen & Wood (New York City) to W.A. Carter||1866 September 17|
|1||16||Kingslands & Ferguson (St. Louis, Missouri) to W.A. Carter||1866 September 21|
|1||17||D. Street (Denver, Colorado) to W.A. Carter
Street ordered nine beaver skins.
|1866 October 15|
|1||18||Holladay & Halsey Bankers (Salt Lake City, Utah) to W.A. Carter||1866 October 20|
|1||19||E. B. Grimes (Camp Douglas, Utah) to W.A. Carter
Transmitting vouchers for charcoal.
|1866 October 29|
|1||20||Bradford, Welles & Co. (New York City) to W.A. Carter
Returned note paid.
|1866 December 6|
|1||21||General William Myers (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter||1867 March 5|
|1||22||W. Jennings (Salt Lake City, Utah) to W.A. Carter||1867 March 9|
|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.
|1869 August 6|
|1||24||D. W. Thompson (Sulphur Springs) to W. A. Carter||1867 October 28|
|1||25||S.W. Batchelder (Bannack City, Montana) to W. A. Carter
The letter suggests to sale of Carter's house at Bannock City.
|1868 January 25|
|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.
|1868 April 19|
|1||27||C.A. & E.H. Perry Browning (Salt Lake City, Utah) to W.A. Carter||1868 June 10|
|1||28||General William Myers (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A Carter||1868 July 1|
|1||29||General A.L. Chetlain to W.A. Carter
Mentions the confirmation of A.D. Paddock as the governor of Wyoming.
|1868 July 29|
|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.
|1868 August 12|
|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.
|1868 August 17|
|1||32||Caldwell Kitchen Martin (Cheyenne, Wyoming) to W.A. Carter
The letter mentions the robbery of a coach.
|1868 August 31|
|1||33||General William Myers (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A Carter||1868 October 3|
|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).
|1868 October 14|
|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.
|1868 December 19|
|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.
|1868 December 10|
|1||37||D.B. Ball (Omaha, Nebraska) to "Sis"
Written from Omaha. Ball, supply agent, inquires if the mail arrived regularly every day.
|1869 January 16|
|1||38||R.G. Lansing (Chicago, Illinois) to W.A. Carter
On stationary of the Chicago & North-Western Railway.
|1869 January 28|
|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.
|1869 May 2|
|1||40||Stephen Wilcox (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter||1869 May 17|
|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.
|1869 June 6|
|1||42||Whittemore, Carter & Brown (Chicago, Illinois) to W.A. Carter||1869 July 22|
|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.
|1869 September 1|
|1||44||Robert Campbell (St. Louis, Missouri) to W.A. Carter||1869 October 8|
|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.
|1869 December 18|
|1||46||S.J. Field (Green River) to W.A. Carter||1870 April 14|
|1||47||Fred (?.) Kiesel (Ogden, Utah) to W.A. Carter||1870 June 18|
|1||48||J.A. Campbell (Cheyenne, Wyoming) to W.A. Carter||1870 September 18|
|1||49||Stephens & Wilcox to W.A. Carter
Written from Omaha.
|1870 September 30|
|1||50||Henry Folsom & Co. (St. Louis, Missouri) to W.A. Carter||1870 October 15|
|1||51||Lorin Farr to W.A. Carter
The letter discusses a car load of grain.
|1870 November 9|
|1||52||M.S. Johnson (Osage Mission Kansas) to W.A. Carter||1870 December 8|
|1||53||Stephens & Wilcox (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter||1870 December 31|
|1||54||Moses Cohen (Camp Douglas, Utah) to W.A. Carter
Cohen requests Indian souvenirs.
|1871 September 14|
|2||1||Hamilton (Herd Camp) to Ike
The letter discusses land and cattle deals.
|1872 January 10|
|2||2||Brewer & Bemis Brewing (Omaha) to W.A. Carter||1872 March 14|
|2||3||Hamilton (Fort Bridger) to Ike||1872 May 22|
|2||4||J.R. Miller (K(?) Canyon, Utah) to Dick||1872 June 2|
|2||5||Banking house of Posey S. Wilson (Cheyenne) to W.A. Carter||1872 July 3|
|2||6||S.W. Hastings & Co. (St. Louis) to W.A. Carter||1873 February 12|
|2||7||Stephani, Monheimer & Hart (Chicago) to W.A. Carter||1873 March 22|
|2||8||Mission and Pacific Woolen Mills (San Francisco) to W.A. Carter||1873 June 2|
|2||9||F.J. Abbey & Co.(Chicago) to W.A. Carter||1873 July 7|
|2||10||James J. Taylor (Uentah Agency) to W.A. Carter July 12, 1872. W.A. Carter to J.J. Critchlow||1873 July 31|
|2||11||Henry Wagener (Salt Lake City) to W.A. Carter
Shipped cartridges and beaver traps.
|1873 August 11|
|2||12||Z.C.M.I. (Salt Lake City) John Needham to W.A. Carter||1873 October 14|
|2||13||F.J. Abbey & Co. to W.A. Carter||1873 November 18|
|2||14||Adam Brown (Green River) to W.A. Carter||1873 December 14|
|2||15||W.A. Carter (Fort Bridger) to Samuel Burns||1874 June 1|
|2||16||J. Van A. Carter to John Lollin||1874 November 13|
|2||17||T.D. Abbot (Laramie) to W.A. Carter||1874 July 25|
|2||18||D. Williams (Weber Station) to W.A. Carter||1875 September 6|
|2||19||C.W. Hall (Cheyenne) to W.A. Carter
Request for mocassins.
|October 11, .|
|2||20||C.P Pieglers (Pioneer Hollow) to J. Van A. Carter||1875 October 15|
|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.
|1876 January 10|
|2||22||John Mclean (Clarksville, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter||1876 January 14|
|2||23||California Cracker Co. (San Francisco) to W.A. Carter||1876 February 14|
|2||24||William H. [Bisbee or Bribel] (Fort Sanders) to Jimmie||1876 June 12|
|2||25||Buchmiller & Wells (Ogden) to W.A. Carter||1876 July 10|
|2||26||Aunt Mollie (Carter Station) to Jimmie||1876 November 16|
|2||27||Andrew J. Caldwell (Columbia) to James Carter
Asks about work and wages.
|1877 February 11|
|2||28||A. Cooley (Henry's Fork) to [W.A.] Carter||1877 February|
|2||29||Hamilton to Jimmie
Payment of W.S. Fletcher itemized.
|1877 March 10|
|2||30||The Omaha Book Co. (Omaha, Nebraska) to W.A. Carter
Refers to J. Van A. Carter.
|1877 April 23|
|2||31||W.A. Carter, [Mary?] Carter (Fort Bridger) to Henry Heald||1877 May 4|
|2||32||Lowe & McLaughlin (St. Louis) to W.A. Carter||1877 June 5|
|2||33||C.S. (Wood Camp) to J.V.A. Carter||1877 June 13|
|2||34||Tootle & Maul (Omaha) to W.A. Carter||1877 June 18|
|2||35||H.B. Clawsen (Salt Lake City) to W.A. Carter||1877 August 21|
|2||36||J.K. Moore (Camp Brown, Wyoming) to W.A. Carter||1877 October 23|
|2||37||The Evanston Lumbering Co. (Evanston) to W.A. Carter||1878 March 4|
|2||38||White & Davis, Law Office of, (Evanston) to J. Van. A. Carter||1878 May 4|
|2||39||Lewis Brothers (San Francisco) to W.A. Carter||1878 June 11|
|2||40||Office of Russell Thorp, Livery, Feed and Sale Stable, J.R. Alter (Cheyenne) to W.A. Carter
Re: cattle prices, shipping.
|1878 September 23|
|2||41||Incomplete letter from the office of Benedict, Hall and Co. Boots and Shoes (New York)||1878 November 1|
|2||42||Sherer & Parsons (Chicago) to W.A. Carter||1879 June 2|
|2||43||J.K. Moore (Fort Washakie) to W.A. Carter||1879 October 17|
|2||44||J. Cormon (Rock Springs) to W.A. Carter
Looking for employment as a wood-chopper.
|1880 January 15|
|2||45||J.K. Moore (Fort Washakie) to W.A. Carter||1880 April 2|
|2||46||J.K. Moore (Fort Washakie) to W.A. Carter||1880 July 13|
|2||47||William Moon (Burnt Fork) to W.A. Carter||1880 August 10|
|2||48||William Moon (Henry's Fork) to W.A. Carter||1880 August 22|
|2||49||A.H. Brown (Washington, D.C.) to W.A. Carter||1880 October 25|
|2||50||Benjamin Snackall (Frisco, Beaver Co. Utah) to W.A. Carter||1880 November 12|
|2||51||A.H. Jackson (Washington, D.C.) to W.A. Carter||1880 November 16|
|2||52||W.A. Carter (Ft. Bridger) to Samuel U. Ridder||1880 December 11|
|2||53||Robert M. Wells (Chicago) to W.A. Carter
Orders eight black bear skins.
|1881 March 3|
|2||54||W. Summers (Black Fork) to W.A. Carter||1881 July 4|
|2||55||J.G. Bullock (Fork Washakie) to W.A. Carter||1881 September 30|
|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||1885 May 25|
|2||63||Fred J. Kiesel & Co. (Ogden) to M.E. Carter||1888 October 1|
|2||64||Beeman & Cashin (Evanston) to M.E. Carter||1888 December 15|
|2||65||D.G. Nelson & Co. (Ogden) to M.E. Carter
Type written with "Potatoes are very scarce" written in by hand.
|1889 September 12|
|2||66||[Geo.?] Jackson (Fort Bridger) to W.A. Carter||189(?) April 6|
|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.
|2||70||(?.) Day (Hilliard, Wyoming) to Jimmy||October 11 [?]|
|3||1||Invoice 1859. Charless, Blow & Co. St. Louis, Missouri||1859 April 16|
|3||2||Bill of Sale 1862. J.W. Bosnell sold five yoke of cattle to W.A. Carter||1862 June 8|
|3||3||Account 1864. W.A. Carter account with E.M. Morgan Bannack City Montana||1864|
|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||1865|
|3||5||Invoices 1866. C.L. Hawkins Coalville||1866 April 6|
|3||6||Invoices 1867. J. Wolff & Sons St. Louis||1867 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||1868|
|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||1869|
|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||1870|
|3||10||Invoices 1872. Thornton Brown Ogden September 14, 1872; Teasdel & Co. Salt Lake City Dec 21, 1872||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||1873|
|3||12||Invoices 1874. Cutting & Co. San Francisco Sept. 10, 1874; Gilbert & Sons Salt Lake City Aug 27, 1874||1874|
|3||13||Invoices 1875. Acker, Merrall & Condit New York October 20, 1875; Andreesen & Meyer Fremont, NB Dec. 25, 1875||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||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||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||1878|
|3||17||Invoices 1879. Omaha Book Co. November 10, 1879. Ft. Washakie December 15, 1879||1879|
|3||18||Invoice 1880. J. Hair Invoice for three cords of wood September 16, 1880. Ft. Washakie, August 31, 1880||1880|
|3||19||Invoices 1881. Note to accompany invoice May 11, 1881||1881|
|3||20||Invoices 1882. Orchard and Bean Carpet Merchants||1882 November 27|
|3||21||J.C. Perry Invoice Cattle and various goods|
|3||22||Stock Yards||1877 July 15|
|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||undated|
|3||26||John Burk account with W.A. Carter||1865 June 19|
|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||1877|
|3||28||Jno. Montoyer account with W.A. Carter. Invoice||October 27, [?]|
|3||29||Jacob Robson account with W.A. Carter||1865 October-November|
|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||1870 May 8|
|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||1874 December 15|
|3||36||Boarding account for||1877 January-December|
|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||1879-1881|
|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||1863 June 11|
|3||40||Statement Provo Store in account with W.A. Carter 1865- 1866; Inventory at Heber City||1867 January 21|
|3||41||Annual Statement Bishop Abram Hatch, Heber City, Utah||1872 December 31|
|3||42||Final Balance||1874 January 1|
|3||43||Wells Fargo And Company. Receipts||undated|
|3||44||Western Union Telegraph Company. Messages. Account for||1868 May|
|3||45||Union Pacific Railroad Company Express freight receipts 1873-1878. Pacific Express Company freight receipt||1888 March 19|
|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||1869-1876|
|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||1864-1865|
|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.
|1868 February 19|
|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.
|1867 September 28|
|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||1867|
|3||51||Campbell Sedge listing owners west of discovery claim and east of discovery claim||1865 September 25|
|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||1864-1865|
|3||54||Creditors of the estate of Jacob Brighthoff consent to a private sale||1870 January 22|
|3||55||Deed. E.M. French sells house to R.H. Hamilton June 6, 1863. Bannack City, Montana||1863 June 6|
|3||56||Affidavit. Louis B. Scott||1864 October 23|
|3||57||Estray Notice||1877 November 16|
|3||58||Bond. Frank Ecoffey vs. Robert Wilson||1869 September 11|
|4||1||W.A. Carter blank account settlement reminder card||undated|
|4||2||Checks 1867-1881. Chemical National Bank post card||undated|
|4||4||M. Sudington to Major Alex Perry (Washington, D.C.)
Copy of letter from Quarter Master General and endorsements.
|1874 January 9|
|4||5||W.A. Carter account with U.S. Cr||1869 March 26|
|4||6||Office of A.C.S. no. 8, October 1, 1880, and no. 10, January 1, 1881. Orders for beef from contractor||1880-1881|
|4||7||Abstract of Provisions sold to company messes at Ft. Sedgwick December 1866 by Captain James P.W. Neill, 18th Regiment Infantry||1866|
|4||8||Department of the Platte 1868. "Proposal for the Furnishing of fresh beef and beef cattle. . ."||1868|
|4||9||Proposal of J.T. [McWhirt?] State of Iowa 1866 to convey mail between Fort Bridger and Fort [?]||1866|
|4||10||Lewis B. Chapman Discharge from U.S. Army||undated.|
|4||11||Thomas Dondale of "E" Company receipt $250. Paid in full||1869 February 8|
|4||12||U.S. Army paymaster deduction slips made out to W.A. Carter Post Trader||1868 April 8 and 1870 June 16|
|4||13||Wages-names and amounts||undated|
|4||14||Mary E. Carter. Gilman Collamore Invoice||1871 June 30|
|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||undated|
|4||18||Charge salary of R. Hueford to account of L. Scolenteon(?)||1882 November 25|
|4||19||Receipt from Iler & Co. Wholesale Liquor Merchants to M.E. Carter||1883 August 13|
|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||1885-1886|
|4||21||Mary E. Carter account with U.S. Cr||1884|
|4||22||Mary E. Carter Invoices||1890|
|Cameron and Chisholm (Evanston)||1890 September 1|
|Rideout, Cameron & Co.(Evanston)||1890 October 1|
|Harrison & Roth, Drugs, Paints and Oils||October [8?], 1890|
|The Blyth and Fargo Company (Evanston)||1890 October 13|
|Harrison & Roth||1890 October 13|
|I.C. Winslow||1890 October 20|
|Wallace Johnson, Fort Bridger||undated|
|Painter & Miles, Fine Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Etc. (Evanston)||1890 October 18|
|Wm. H. Parpe, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, and Silver-plated Ware, (Evanston)||1890 October 24|
|I.C. Winslow (Evanston)||1890 November 14|
|Rocky Mountain Hotel, Dr., Good Livery, Feed & Sale Stable in Connection, (Evanston)||1890 December 1|
|Gibson & Smurthwaite, Wholesale Produce and Groceries, (Ogden)||1890 December 13|
|The Blyth and Fargo Company||1890 December 22|
|Paxton & Gallagher, Jobbing Grocers (Omaha)||1890 December 4|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Judges--Wyoming--Fort Bridger--Archives.
- Pioneers--Wyoming--Fort Bridger--Archives.
- Sutlers--West (U.S.)--Archives.
- Women pioneers--Wyoming--Fort Bridger--Archives.
- 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)
- Fort Bridger (Wyo.)--History--19th century.
- Fort Bridger (Wyo.)--Social life and customs--19th century.