Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 202

Governor Cutler Correspondence (incoming)

Dates: i 1905-1908.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains letters to Governor Cutler. This was the Governor's primary way of communication with the Utah citizenry and other principal officials of other states and nations. The correspondence is in the form of letters, reports, and notices. Correspondence includes that with federal and state agencies as well as individuals. Education is a prominent theme, but many other subjects are also included.

The correspondence covers a vast number of topics. Included are letters from citizens and private businesses asking for favors and offering advice, legal opinions, financial documents, and exchanges with other states and with federal agencies.

Education is a prominent theme. Letters and documents from the University of Utah, the Agricultural College of Utah, and Brigham Young College are included in the documents.

The State Experimental Station, developed by the Agricultural College, provided Cutler with information describing programs which improved agricultural production in several areas. Farmers' institutes were held explaining the most advanced farming methods. Six experimental farms were established throughout the state to investigate arid farming; experiments were conducted to determine the types of crops best suited for dry farming and to evaluate the commercial value of such crops.

Many letters are from departments of the United States government. Agencies such as the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce and Labor, the Interior, and the Treasury and War Departments are included in the documents. Likewise, correspondence from departments of the state of Utah is abundant and filed together.

During September 1905, a fire severely damaged several buildings in the mechanic arts department at the Utah State Agricultural College. During October 1906, a violent wind storm in the Ogden area damaged the School for the Deaf Dumb and Blind and the State Industrial School. In both cases, Cutler received appraisals describing the extent of the damages. The State Board of Examiners, of which the Governor was a member, provided funding for the rebuilding and for the purchase of new equipment.

Many folders contain the letters of individuals to Governor Cutler. These individuals include doctors, governors of other states, mayors of Utah cities, senators, and other public figures.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by the surname of the correspondent or by the name of the agency, thereunder chronological

When the Office of the Governor received enough correspondence from the same organization, individual, or agency, then they were gathered into one file. If Governor Cutler received only one or two letters from the organization, individual, or agency, then they were filed alphabetically in a miscellaneous folder.

Related Records

Correspondence (outgoing) from the Governor Cutler, Series 203, contains letters written by the Governor or his secretaries, in part responding to letters received.

Governors' executive orders and proclamations from the Lieutenant Governor, Series 85039, include proclamations of Governor Cutler which pertain to many of the topics in the correspondence.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

There are no records filed under the letter X. This is because no correspondence was received under this letter, and not because the file is missing.

Processing Note

Microfilming will protect the original papers, which will also be preserved. This series was processed in January 2002, by Ryan Oldroyd.

Indexing Terms

  • Cutler, John Christopher, 1846-1928
  • Education and state--Utah.
  • Utah--Politics and government.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 A 1905-1906
1 1 2 A 1907-1908
1 1 3 Adjutant General, Office of; 1905-1907
1 1 4 Adjutant General, Office of; 1908
1 1 5 Agricultural College of Utah; 1905-1907
1 1 6 Agricultural College of Utah; 1908
1 1 7 Agriculture, U.S. Department of; 1905-1908
1 1 8 American Mining Congress; 1905-1908
1 1 9 Austro-Hungarian Consulate; 1905-1908
1 1 10 B 1905-1908
1 1 11 B 1907
1 1 12 B 1908
1 1 13 Brigham Young College; 1905-1908
1 1 14 British Consulate General; 1905-1908
1 1 15 Butchel, Henry A., Governor of Colorado; 1907-1908
1 1 16 C 1905
1 1 17 C 1906-1907
1 1 18 C 1908
1 1 19 California; 1905-1908
1 1 20 Chipman, S.; 1905-1907
1 1 21 Christensen, James, State Treasurer; 1906-1908
1 1 22 Coal Mine Inspector and Investigation; 1906-1908
1 1 23 Commerce and Labor, U.S. Department of; 1905-1908
1 1 24 Commerce Club; 1905-1908
2 1 25 Cruelty to Animals; 1908
2 1 26 Cummings, H.L., Secretary of the Senate; 1905
2 1 27 D 1905-1908
2 1 28 Denver Post, The; 1908
2 1 29 E 1905-1908
2 1 30 Edwards, John A., State Auditor; 1905-1908
2 1 31 F 1905-1906
2 1 32 F 1907-1908
2 1 33 G 1904-1906
2 1 34 G 1907-1908
2 1 35 Glassman, William, Mayor of Ogden; 1905-1908
2 1 36 Good Roads Convention; 1908
2 1 37 H 1905
2 1 38 H 1906-1907
2 1 39 H 1908
2 1 40 Howell, J.A.; 1905-1908
2 1 41 Hoyt, George B.; 1908
2 2 1 I 1905-1908
2 2 2 Idaho; 1907-1908
2 2 3 Indians, Invasion of the Southern Utes; 1907-1908
2 2 4 Industrial School of Utah; 1905-1908
2 2 5 Interior Department, Geological Survey; 1905-1907
2 2 6 Interior Department, Indian Affairs; 1905-1908
2 2 7 Interior Department, Land Office; 1905-1908
2 2 8 International Fisheries Congress; 1908
2 2 9 International Mining Exposition; 1908
2 2 10 Iowa; 1906-1907
2 2 11 J 1905-1908
2 2 12 Jamestown Exposition; 1907-1908
2 2 13 Japanese Consul; 1907-1908
2 2 14 Jefferson, Thomas, Memorial Association; 1905-1907
2 2 15 K 1905-1908
2 2 16 Kiesel, Fred J.; 1905-1908
2 2 17 Kleybolte, Rudolph; 1905
2 2 18 L 1905-1908
3 2 19 Lakes to the Gulf Deep Waterway Association; 1908
3 2 20 Leslie, Andrews; 1905-1907
3 2 21 Lewis and Clark Expedition; 1905-1907
3 2 22 Lincoln's Birthday Observance; 1908
3 2 23 M 1905-1906
3 2 24 M 1907-1908
3 2 25 Mayo, Dr. H.N.; 1904-1905
3 2 26 Meaken, John P.; 1905-1907
3 2 27 Miller, Robert; 1908
3 2 28 Mc 1905-1908
3 2 29 McCauley, Col. C.A.H., Chief Quartermaster, O.S. Army; 1905-1908
3 2 30 McDonald, J.G.; 1905-1908
3 2 31 N 1905-1906
3 2 32 N 1907-1908
3 2 33 National Arbitration and Peace Congress; 1907
3 2 34 National Civic Federation; 1907
3 2 35 National Conference of Charities And Corrections; 1903-1908
3 2 36 National Conservation Committee; 1908
3 2 37 National Good Roads; 1905-1908
3 2 38 National Irrigation Congress; 1905-1907
3 2 39 National Irrigation Congress; 1908
3 2 40 National Prison Association; 1905-1908
3 2 41 National Rivers and Harbors Congress; 1907-1908
3 2 42 National Tax Association; 1907-1908
3 2 43 National Wool Growers; 1906-1907
3 2 44 New York Board of Trade and Transportation; 1906-1907
3 2 45 O 1905-1908
3 2 46 Odell, George T.; 1905-1906
3 2 47 P 1905-1906
3 2 48 P 1907-1908
3 2 49 Pennypacker, Sam, Governor of Pennsylvania; 1905
3 2 50 Peterson, John, State Food Inspector; 1907
3 2 51 Portland Commercial Club; 1905-1908
3 2 52 Public Lands Convention: 1907
3 2 53 Q 1906-1908
3 2 54 R 1905-1908
3 2 55 Robinson, E.W., Mayor of Logan; 1905-1908
3 2 56 Rossi, Peter De B., Italian Chamber of Commerce; 1905-1908
3 2 57 Russian Consulate; 1906-1907
3 3 1 S 1905-1906
3 3 2 S 1907
3 3 3 S 1908
3 3 4 Senate Chamber; 1907
3 3 5 Smoot, Senator Reed; 1905-1908
3 3 6 Spanish American Memorial Association; 1907
3 3 7 Spencer, D.S., Ticket Agent, O.S.L. Railroad; 1905-1908
3 3 8 State Board of Equalization; 1905-1907
3 3 9 State Board of Land Commissioners; 1905-1908
3 3 10 State Department, U.S.; 1905-1908
3 3 11 State Industrial School; 1906-1908
3 3 12 State Mental Hospital; 1905-1906
3 3 13 State Mental Hospital; 1907-1908
3 3 14 Sutherland, Senator George; 1903-1908
3 3 15 T 1905-1908
3 3 16 Tanner, Caleb, State Engineer; 1905-1908
3 3 17 Tingey, Charles S.; 1905-1907
3 3 18 Trans-Mississippi Congress; 1905-1908
3 3 19 Trans-Missouri Dry Farming Congress; 1905-1908
3 3 20 Treasury Department, U.S.; 1905-1908
3 3 21 U 1905-1908
3 3 22 University of Utah; 1905-1908
3 3 23 University of Utah School of Mines; 1905-1908
3 3 24 Utah Federation of Labor; 1905-1908
3 3 25 Utah Indian Wars Veterans Association; 1905-1907
3 3 26 Utah Light and Railroad Company; 1905-1908
3 3 27 Utah Medical Society; 1905-1908
3 3 28 Utah School for the Deaf and Blind; 1905-1908
3 3 29 Utah State Board of Sheep Commissioners; 1905-1907
3 3 30 Utah State Board of Sheep Commissioners; 1905-1907
3 3 31 V 1905-1908
3 3 32 Van Cott, Allison and Riter; 1907-1908
3 3 33 Vigus, W.E., Chief Clerk of State of Utah House of Representatives; 1905
3 3 34 W 1905-1906
4 3 35 W 1907
4 3 36 W 1908
4 3 37 War Department; 1905-1908
4 3 38 Western Union Telephone Company; 1905-1908
4 3 39 Y 1905-1908
4 3 40 Z 1908