David A. Burr Papers,1848-1969.

Collection Number: 1333

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
David A. Burr papers, 1848-1969.
Collection Number:
1333
Creator:
Burr, David A.,
Quantity:
.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diary, scrapbook, news clippings and photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Diary of journey from Washington, DC, to Utah Territory in 1855 in which Burr describes the steamboat trip, life on the trail, the appearance of the land, Indians, and horse thieves. Letters written from Utah discussing details of the conflict between the Mormons and the U.S. government. Also included is an autograph album containing approximately 350 signatures.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

David A. Burr was the son of David H. Burr, Surveyor General of Utah Territory.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Included is a diary of journey from Washington, DC, to Utah Territory in 1855 in which Burr describes the steamboat trip, life on the trail, the appearance of the land, Indians, and horse thieves. There are also letters written from Utah (1858-1864) discussing details of the conflict between the Mormons and the U.S. government, clippings, and school essays. Includes a number of photographs (including of Brigham Young) and Burr's sketches of scenes in Utah. Also included is an autograph album containing approximately 350 signatures collected by Mrs. David H. Burr and later members of her family, beginning in 1848 and continuing through 1969. Over three quarters of the autographs were collected in Washington, DC in the late 1840s and early 1850s. Included are the signatures of ten presidents (including Lincoln and Roosevelt), and many senators and representatives of the Thirty-first Congress, as well as many other public figures.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Burr, David A., 1838-1891.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875

Subjects:
Mormon Church -- History.
Mormons -- Utah.
Mormon Church
Mormons
Travel

Places:
Utah -- Description and travel.
Utah

Form and Genre Terms:
Autographs (manuscripts).
Photographs
Sketches.
History


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on Use:
No photocopies or further digital scans of photographs. Flashless photography permitted.
Cite As:
David A. Burr papers, #1333. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
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