Franklin S. Richards papers

Franklin S. Richards papers

Dates: 1878-1891

Handwritten and typewritten correspondence and legal papers. The materials relate to Richards' law career in Utah. Some of the materials relate to the Edmunds-Tucker Act of 1887 which sought to make the prosecution of the practice of polygamy enforceable and to Mormon polygamy in general.

  • Extent: 50 items (ca. 200 p.)
  • Creator: Richards, Franklin S.
  • Call Number: MSS 1204
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1204; Papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1204, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Correspondence; Lawyers--Utah--Correspondence; Material Types; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Letters
Title
Edmunds-Tucker Act 1887--History--Sources
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS1204
Finding Aid Title
Richards (Franklin S.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-10-24T11:03-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Utah lawyer who served as a legal advisor for the Mormon Church starting in 1880.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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