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|Named Person:||Kit Carson; De Witt C Peters; Kit Carson|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kit Carson; De Witt C Peters; Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library); Newberry Library.
|Notes:||Forms part of the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library).
For more information, consult the Special Collections Info. File.
Signed: C. Carson.
See Ayer MS 139 (Carson's Autobiography).
|Description:||1 item (1 leaf) ; 26 cm|
In 1858 Carson's autobiography was transferred to Dr. Peters who had become acquainted with Carson while serving as an army surgeon in the southwest during the mid-1850's. Peters used the manuscript as the basis for his published work, The life and adventures of Kit Carson (New York : Clark, 1858), a greatly embellished version of the autobiography. The contents of the original manuscript remained unpublished until 1926.
- Carson, Kit, -- 1809-1868.
- Peters, De Witt C. -- (De Witt Clinton), -- -1876.
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- Carson, Kit, -- 1809-1868 -- Autographs.
- Indian agents -- New Mexico -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
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