Guide to the Letters of Augustus Storrs, 1813 - 1839Manuscript MS-1200

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Title:

Guide to the Letters of Augustus Storrs, 1813 - 1839

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1200

Collection Dates:

1813 - 1839

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Augusts Storrs (1791-1850), postmaster and trader. Dartmouth Class of 1812. Consists of letters from Augustus Storrs to his parents Augustus and Ama Forbes Storrs.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Contains letters from Augustus Storrs to his parents Augustus and Ama Forbes Storrs.

Biography

Augustus Storrs Jr. was born on April 5, 1791, in Hanover, NH. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1812, after which he taught in Flushing, New York before moving to Franklin, Missouri where he was Postmaster and a clerk in the Missouri legislature. In 1823, he joined a caravan heading for Santa Fe, NM where he subsequently became a trader on the Santa Fe Trail. In 1825, Storrs was appointed consul at Santa Fe and became a Mexican citizen, setting up a business in Chihuahua. In 1839 he moved to Texas where he purchased land. Storrs died on July 29, 1850.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1813-1839

Contains letters from Augustus Storrs to his parents Augustus and Ama Forbes Storrs.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1813-1839

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: Augustus Storrs to Augustus Storrs and Ama Forbes Storrs (parents) re. Quakers of Flushing, NY, March 8, 1813
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: Augustus Storrs to Augustus Storrs and Ama Forbes Storrs (parents) re. teaching job, June 8, 1815
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: Augustus Storrs to Augustus Storrs and Ama Forbes Storrs (parents) re. politics, May 6, 1820
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: Augustus Storrs to Ama Forbes Storrs (mother) re. father's death, January 18, 1839

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