Samuel Stephen Jones papers

Samuel Stephen Jones papers

Dates: 1902-1918

Collection contains diaries and autobiography, biographies, family history, correspondence, legal documents and newspaper clippings related to his personal life, pioneer memories, missionary experiences, political activities as mayor and member of the Democratic party, LDS Church activities, and leadership in business and civic activities in Utah. Also includes copies of his poetical writings.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jones, Samuel Stephen, 1837-1923
  • Call Number: MSS 1435
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Samuel Stephen Jones 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 1435; Samuel Stephen Jones papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1435, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Gift of Rhoda Jones, 1973.
Acquisition Information
Gift; Rhoda Jones; 1973.
Other Finding Aids
Index located with collection.
Subject Terms
Cutler, Thomas R.; Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--History--Utah; Dusenberry, Warren N. (Warren Newton), 1836-1915; Johnson, Caroline Maria, 1823-1890; Jones, Albert Stephen, 1871-1962; Jones, Albert, 1839-1925; Jones, Julia, 1847-1924; Jones, Lydia Elizabeth, 1837-1874; Jones, Samuel Stephen, 1837-1923--Diaries; Jones, Samuel, 1783-1858; Jones, Sarah, 1801-1867; Nuttall, L. John (Leonard John), 1834-1905; Smith, Joseph F. (Joseph Fielding), 1838-1918; Black Hawk War (Utah), 1865-1872; Christian leadership--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Home and Family; Mormon families; Mormon handcart companies; Payson (Utah)--History; Provo (Utah)--History; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Biography; Diaries; Letters; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Jones (Samuel Stephen) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:27-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon businessman and mayor of Provo, Utah; member of Martin and Tyler Mormon handcart companies.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts