Missouri Historical Society
St. Louis, MO
1811-1975, 2 boxes and 2 oversize folders.
The papers relate to William Henry Ashley's interest in the fur trade, the manufacture of gunpowder, and mining; improvement in navigation on the Mississippi River in the vicinity of St. Louis; land speculation and real estate in St. Louis; politics; Indian trade; and the West. The papers also include William Ashley's diary dated March 25-June 27, 1825 (his trip to the Great Salt Lake) (diary is published in Dale L. Morgan, editor, The West of William H. Ashley [Old West Publishing Co., 1964], pages 104-117), and the diary of Harrison G. Rogers regarding the expedition to the Pacific coast with Jedediah S. Smith (entries from August 15, 1826-January 27, 1827; May 10, 1828-July 1828). A finding aid is available in the repository.
American Antiquarian Society
In the Donald McKay Frost Papers, 1937-1951, l box.
The papers contain Donald Frost's monograph, entitled "Notes on General Ashley, the Overland Trail, and South Pass," which was published by the AAS in 1945.
New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
April 17, 1835. 1 letter.
Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.
University of California
The Bancroft Library
In Documents Relating to Austin I. Raines and the First U.S. Consul at Monterey, California: Typescript and photostats, 1832-1835, 6 items in portfolio.
Persons represented include W.H. Ashley.
In Missouri Probate Court (Saint Louis County) Selected Estate Files for Men Prominent in the Fur Trade and Exploration of the Early West, 1810, 2 microfilm reels.
Persons represented include William Henry Ashley.
In the Benjamin O'Fallen Letterbook and Related Materials, 1783-1859, 1 microfilm reel.
Other authors include William Henry Ashley.
In United States War Department Selected Items Relating to the Fur Trade and the Santa Fe Trail from Records of the Secretary of War and Adjutant General's Office, 1823-1830, 1 microfilm reel.
Persons represented include W.H. Ashley. These documents are photocopies from originals at the National Archives Microfilm Collection Records of the Secretary of War (RG 107) and Records of the Adjutant General's Office (RG 94).
In United States War Department Selected Manuscripts Relating to the Missouri River Military Frontier, Indian Affairs, and the Fur Trade, 1818-1832, 1 microfilm reel.
Persons represented include William H. Ashley. These documents are photocopies from originals at the National Archives Microfilm Collection Records of the Secretary of War (RG 107) and Records of the Adjutant General's Office (RG 94).
Utah State Historical Society
Salt Lake City, UT
1827-1828, 1 microfilm reel.
A diary of William Henry Ashley.
1835, 1 page.
A letter from William Henry Ashley to Albert Gallatin written on April 17, 1835. In the letter, William Ashley writes on the fur trade.
In the Archives of the Fur Trade and Santa Fe Trail [microfilm], n.d., 1 microfilm reel.
Other authors include William Henry Ashley. An inventory is available in the repository.
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