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William Henry Jackson Letters

Identifier: -M1908

Scope and Contents

Collection contains carbon copies of 6 letters written by William Henry Jackson to Mrs. Rose Jay Schwartz, secretary of the Oregon Trail Memorial Association, between July 20, 1929-August 19, 1929. The letters discuss Jackson's trip to Detroit to meet Henry Ford; Ezra's Meeker's belongings at the Henry Ford Museum; his travels following the Mormon trails near Winterset, Iowa; trip to Jackson, Wyo. where he attended the dedication of the Teton National Park and investigated the Lander and Sublette "cut offs" ; travels to Idaho and locating the site of Fort Hall.


  • July 20, 1929-August 19, 1929

Language of Materials

Material is in EnglishEnglish

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

William Henry Jackson (April 4, 1843-June 30, 1942) was an American painter, Civil War veteran, geological survey photographer and an explorer famous for his images of the American West. Jackson had been a photographer for the Hayden Survey in the 1870s and traveled extensively in the west, keeping notes and sketches of his trips.

Biographical / Historical

Mrs. Rose Jay Schwartz was Ezra Meeker's secretary while he served as President of the Oregon Trail Memorial Association. She continued to serve as secretary of the association after Meeker's death in 1928. Schwartz received correspondence from William Henry Jackson in 1929 when he directed historical research for the Association by travelling to various sites along the Oregon Trail.


1 envelope(s)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Formerly cataloged as Rose Jay Schwartz papers.

Finding Aid for the William Henry Jackson Letters.
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Repository Details

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

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