Mowry, Sylvester, 1830-1871

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American explorer and writer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : San Francisco, to William Wetmore Story, 1868 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612996

Sylvester Mowry (1830-1871) was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army stationed at Vancouver Barraracks, Washington Territory.

From the description of Sylvester Mowry letters [manuscript], 1853. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 693881620

From the guide to the Sylvester Mowry letters, 1853, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

Meteorologist with Isaac Stevens's 1853 Pacific railroad survey (northern route) which attempted to locate a route through the Cascade Mountains to Puget Sound; graduate of West Point in 1848; later was closely identified with mining speculation in Arizona Territory.

From the description of Sylvester Mowry letters, 1853. (Washington State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 166428021

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creatorOf Sylvester Mowry letters, 1853 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Mowry, Sylvester, 1830-1871. Sylvester Mowry letters [manuscript], 1853. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Mowry, Sylvester, 1830-1871. Autograph letter signed : San Francisco, to William Wetmore Story, 1868 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mowry, Sylvester, 1830-1871. Letters to Edward Bicknall, 1853-1855. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Mowry court martial. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
creatorOf Mowry, Sylvester, 1830-1871. Letters: to E. J. Bicknall /by Sylvester Mowry, 1855-1856. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Selected documents.[Letters received 1846-1878.]. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Coit, Lillie Hitchcock, 1843-1929. Lillie Hitchcock Coit Collection, 1865-1880. California State Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn United States. War Dept. Office of the Adjutant General. Selected letters from Sylvester Mowry, 1854-1855. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Appel, Nathan Benjamin, 1828-1901. Appel papers, 1865-1886. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
creatorOf Mowry, Sylvester, 1830-1871. The Sylvester Mowry papers. 1855. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
creatorOf Mowry, Sylvester, 1830-1871. Sylvester Mowry letters, 1853. Washington State Historical Society
referencedIn Altschuler, Constance Wynn. Constance Wynn Altschuler collection, 1965-1996. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Clendenen, Clarence C. (Clarence Clemens). The Column from California, 1972. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Altschuler, Constance Wynn. person
associatedWith Appel, Nathan Benjamin, 1828-1901. person
associatedWith Bicknall, Edward. person
correspondedWith Bicknall, Edwin R. person
correspondedWith Bicknall, Edwin R. family
associatedWith Clendenen, Clarence C. (Clarence Clemens). person
associatedWith Coit, Lillie Hitchcock, 1843-1929. person
associatedWith Gwin, William McKendree, 1805-1885. person
associatedWith Landon, Harold M., Mrs, person
associatedWith McCorkle, Joseph Walker, 1819-1884. person
associatedWith Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. person
correspondedWith Morey family family
associatedWith Mowry family. family
correspondedWith Mowry, Sylvester, family
associatedWith Steptoe, Edward Jenner, 1816-1865. person
associatedWith Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862. person
associatedWith Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895, person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. 3d Artillery. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. Office of the Adjutant General. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Utah. Libraries. Manuscripts Division. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Cascade Range
San Francisco (Calif.)
Columbia City (Seattle, Wash.)
Washington (State)
Washington Territory
Yakima River (Wash.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
West (U.S.)
Fort Yuma (Calif.)
Fort Dalles (Dalles, Or.)
California
Subject
Mineral investment
Voyages and travels
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Agriculture
Pacific railroads--Explorations and surveys
Dueling
Mountain passes
Gambling
Surveying
Soldiers--Correspondence
Surveying--Washington Territory
Oregon
Meteorologists--Correspondence
Occupation
Meteorologists--West (U.S.)
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Birth 1830

Death 1871-10-15

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