Ann Pitchforth collection

Ann Pitchforth collection

Dates: 1793-1930

Collection includes correspondence of Samuel Jackson (born 1764) of Providence Green, Yorkshire, England; of his brothers, Richard and James; and of his son, Samuel (born circa 1803). Also includes letters by Ann Pitchforth, sister-in-law of the latter Samuel Jackson, and by others, mostly members of the Jackson family. The correspondence relates primarily to family and business concerns. Several of the Richard Jackson letters were written from Staten Island, New York, between 1810 and 1827. An 1845 letter from Ann Pitchforth to her parents, discusses her recent arrival in Nauvoo, Illinois, comments on conditions there, and makes reference to John Taylor. Includes a photocopy from the Millennial Star (15 July 1846) of another letter from Ann Pitchforth to Latter-day Saints on the Isle of Man. Also includes a reminiscence and diary of John T. Miller, Ann Pitchforth's grandson-in-law, dated circa 1898-1901, wherein he discusses his service in the LDS Swiss and German Mission, 1889-1891; teaching at the Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, 1897-1900; and studies at the American Medical Missionary College in Battle Creek, Michigan. Miller's narrative includes several references to his interest in phrenology. The collection also includes genealogical information on the Jackson family, and a few other papers.

  • Extent: 1 microfilm reel (0.1 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jackson, James, b. 1776. -- Jackson, Richard, b. 1770. -- Jackson, Samuel, b. 1764. -- Miller, John T. (John Theophilus), 1868-1954. -- Pitchforth, Ann, 1801-1846
  • Call Number: MSS 1374
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Use of original manuscripts is restricted. Microfilm, photocopies, and transcriptions available for patron use.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection 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 1374; Ann Pitchforth collection; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1374, LTPSC.
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Item-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Battle Creek Sanitarium; Brigham Young Academy--Faculty; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Swiss and German Mission; Jackson family--Correspondence; Jackson, Samuel, ca. 1803-ca. 1858; Taylor, John, 1808-1887; Diaries; Germany; Material Types; Mormon Church--Missions--Germany; Mormon Church--Missions--Germany--History--Sources; Mormon Church--Missions--Switzerland; Mormon Church--Missions--Switzerland--History--Sources; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--Correspondence; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History--Sources; Phrenology; Staten Island (New York, N.Y.); Yorkshire (England)
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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).
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Ann Pitchforth collection
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Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:33-0600
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Biographical History

Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. Married Soloman Pitchforth, 1824. Converted to Mormonism on the Isle of Man, circa 1840. Emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1845. Married LDS apostle John Taylor, January 1846. Died in Iowa, October 1846.

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