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William Alexander Carter Papers

Identifier: WH62

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a letterbook (1866-1869) of Carter's Fort Bridger affairs; cash book (1864-1873); invoices; checks; Overland Stage Line passenger register (1863-1866); correspondence to and from Carter or members of his family; microfilm (Mflm 11) contains letterbook, correspondence, passenger register and cashbook.


  • 1858-1884

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

William Alexander Carter was a sutler at Fort Bridger, Wyo. from 1857. Also served as postmaster, pony express agent, probate judge and justice of the peace until 1881.


1 oversize box

2 reels Microfilm

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; Rosenstock, Denver, Colo.; 1960, 1975. Purchase; Paul Harbaugh; ǂd 1991.


One photograph of Judge William A. Carter by Mathew Brady housed in repository's photographic collection.


Collection contains microfilm (Mflm11).

Finding Aid for the William Alexander Carter Papers
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States