Title:Emanuel Wotiz letter, 1858
Creator/Contributor:Wotiz, Emanuel, active 1856-1858, creator
Creator/Contributor:Western Jewish History Center, 298.
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1984.001.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Creator/Contributor:Online Archive of California
Letter that Emanuel Wotiz wrote and sent to members of his family in Strakonitz (then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
and now in the Czech Republic) when he was stationed at Camp Floyd, in Cedar Valley, Utah Territory. The letter describes
Wotiz's journey from Chicago to Salt Lake City (via Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming). Once in Salt Lake City, the Tenth Regiment
easily forced the "surrender" of those Mormons who had opposed the law of the U.S. The letter contains Wotiz's views of the
country, Indians, and of army conditions.
Subject:n-us--- -- n-us-ut -- e-xr---
Wotiz, Emanuel -- active 1856-1858 -- Archives
United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Regiment, 10th.
United States. -- Army -- Military life
Utah Expedition (1857-1858) -- Personal narratives
Indians of North America -- Utah
Jews -- Correspondence
Mormons -- Utah -- History -- 19th century
Cedar Valley (Utah County, Utah)
Fort Crittenden (Utah)
Strakonice (Czech Republic)
United States -- Description and travel
Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 296.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1984.001.
Emanuel Wotiz letter, BANC MSS 2010/658, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Emanuel Wotiz immigrated to the United States from Europe. In 1856, he enlisted for five years as a soldier in the U.S. Army.
Materials in German with an English translation.
1 oversize folder.
BANC MSS 2010/658