Bement, Charles H. 5 ALS to Alice M. Bement-Fletcher
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- Bement, Charles H. 5 ALS to Alice M. Bement-Fletcher
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Also present is a deed, dated 1845, autograph manuscript, signed by John S. Twiss, conveying land in Nauvoo, Illinois, to Bingham Bement, of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Additional items are visiting cards and poems, undated; an autograph manuscript invoice for livestock, 1868; printed Salt Lake County and City tax receipts, completed in autograph manuscript, 1861-1876; and a printed program for a missionary farewell, Salt Lake City, 1897.
Circa 80 items, mostly ALS written to Alice M. Bement Fletcher in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, by members of her family. Thirty-three letters, 1865-1886, were written to Fletcher by Charles H. Bement, most discussing his life as a rancher near Kanosh, Millard County, Utah Territory. A few of these letters, written from Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, 1884-1885, relate to his experiences as a missionary in those states.
Other letters, 1873-1889, include ALS written to Alice M. Bement Fletcher from Mary and Jessie Cook, Jasper Fletcher, Ida A. and Maria J. Searle, Addie L. Fletcher, Rosa Adams, and Annie Rogers. Also included are single letters from Alice M. Bement Fletcher to Charles H. Bement, from Charles H. Bement to Arthur Bement, and from Sarah Warburton to Jasper Fletcher. These letters mostly concern family news, some also referring briefly to Mormon religious life. A letter written by Sarah J. Bement to Fred C. Pierce, and a letter from him to Bement, relate to Pierce's research in Forbes-Forbush family genealogy.
Alice M. Bement Fletcher was born ca. 1855 and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She married William Fletcher in the 1870s. Family members who corresponded with Alice M. Bement Fletcher included her brothers, Charles H. and Arthur Bement; Mary and Jessie Cook, a sister and niece; Jasper Fletcher, a brother-in-law; and Ida A. Searle, a cousin.
From the collection of Herbert S. Auerbach. Purchased from Ken Lopez on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 1992.
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- Call Number
- WA MSS S-1914
- Collection Title
- Bement family papers
- Collection/Other Creator
- Bement family
- Collection Date
- 1845-1897 (bulk 1865-1889)
- Container / Volume
- Box 1 | Folder 9
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Geographic)
Millard County (Utah)
- Subject (Name)
Bement, Charles H.
Bement, Sarah J.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Middle West
Cook, Jessie, fl. 1886-1889
Fletcher, Addie L.
Fletcher, Alice M. Bement
Pierce, Fred C.
Searle, Ida A.
Searle, Maria J.
Twiss, John S.
- Subject (Topic)
Frontier and pioneer life--Utah--Millard County
Ranch life--Utah--Millard County
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- Bement Family Papers. Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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