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Brigham Young Collection
The collection contains three letters by Brigham Young, one (1846) to his fourth wife, Harriet Cook Young, about his trip out West and two (1872, 1873) to fellow Mormons; a letter (1862) to him authorized by Lincoln from Adjutant General L. Thomas, calling on Young to raise a cavalry company of Utah militia to protect the property of the Telegraph and Overland Mail Company for ninety days or until such time as the regular troops could reach Independence Rock where an Indian disturbance was taking place; and letters by the quarter-master of Army to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton dealing with the payment of expenses incurred in equipping the militia. There is one letter (1968) by Edith Young Booth, granddaughter of Brigham Young, with information about the family. Also included are xeroxes of letters from Young to Harriet Cook Young, their son Oscar B. Young, and various other correspondents.