Hosea Stout letters and photos

Hosea Stout letters and photos

Dates: 1847-1937

This collection contains letters written to and from Hosea Stout. Also includes photographs of family members, places, and formal portraits.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Stout, Alvira Wilson. -- Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889
  • Call Number: MSS 2036
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Hosea Stout 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 2036; Hosea Stout letters and photos; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2036, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This collection was purchased from Gail Sweeney, a great-, great-, granddaughter to Hosea Stout. The papers had been previously passed down through family members to Gail's grandmother, who in turn gave them to her.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gail Sweeney.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2036.xml
Subject Terms
Stout, Alvira Wilson--Correspondence; Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889--Correspondence; Material Types; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History--Sources; Utah--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Letters; Photographs
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Stout (Hosea) letters and photos
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:28-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Hosea Stout (1810-1889) was a Mormon pioneer.

Hosea Stout was born September 18, 1810 in Kentucky. He was separated from his family for almost four years because of poverty and spent the time with the Shakers. After reuniting with his family, Hosea readjusted himself to his family life until his mother died when he was fourteen years old. At that time, he went away to work, doing odd jobs for nearby farmers. From here he was called to join a volunteer company to fight in the Black Hawk War during which time he joined the Methodist Church. Then, in 1830, he became acquainted with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but was not baptized until 1838. Hosea then followed the Church to Nauvoo and finally to Utah where he died in 1889.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts