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Collection Reference Number GLC02711.23
From Archive Folder Collection of William E. Jones 
Title Contract with Henry H. Sibley, witnessed by H. P. Brewster
Date 9 March 1857
Author Jones, William E. (1824-1864)  
Additional authors Jones, William E.
Document Type Legal document; Military document
Content Description Henry H. Sibley and William E. Jones agree that Jones will be the sole agent in the manufacture and sale of Sibley's patented "Improved Conical Tent." Contract states agreement.
Subjects Patent  Contract  Frontiers and Exploration  Immigration and Migration  Military Supplies  Invention  Inventor  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Confederate General or Leader  
People Sibley, Henry Hastings (1811-1891)  Jones, William E. (1824-1864)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Born in Louisiana, Sibley graduated from West Point in 1838. In the 1850s he invented the "Sibley" tent and the "Sibley" stove, avidly used on the frontier. After his unsuccessful New Mexico campaign in 1862, he was given minor commands and struggled with alcoholism. In 1863 he was court-martialed in Louisiana, though not convicted. After the war he served as an advisor to Egypt.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859