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Andrew Washington Carson Letter to Christopher "Kit" Carson, May 8, 1861

Identifier: M109

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a transcript of a letter from Andrew Washington Carson, Conyersville, Tenn. to Christopher "Kit" Carson; contains information about Carson family genealogy.


  • May 8, 1861

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Christopher Houston Carson (December 24, 1809 - May 23, 1868), better known as Kit Carson, was an American frontiersman. He was a mountain man (fur trapper), wilderness guide, Indian agent, and U.S. Army officer. Carson became a frontier legend in his own lifetime via biographies and news articles. Exaggerated versions of his exploits were the subject of dime novels.


1 envelope (1 page)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Mrs. Judy Pue, Banderas, Tex.; no date.


Typed transcript. Original in possession of Mrs. Judy Pue, Banderas, Tex.

Finding Aid for the Andrew Washington Carson Letter to Christopher "Kit" Carson, May 8, 1861
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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