Orson Hyde Elliott autobiography

Orson Hyde Elliott autobiography

Dates: 1899

Writes of his family's conversion to the Mormon Church prior to his birth; move to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1844; Iowa, 1846; and Utah, 1852. Discusses his disillusionment with Mormonism; and travels in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Includes mention of Brigham Young; plural marriage; Corinne, Utah; and several other topics. Some characters and words are difficult to read in this multi-generation photocopy.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.): photocopy
  • Creator: Elliott, Orson Hyde, 1842
  • Call Number: MSS 2059
  • 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 Autobiography 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 2059; Autobiography; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2059, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Photocopy lent to BYU by Blaine W. Elliott, Orem, Utah, beginning in September 1996. BYU Special Collections and Manuscripts used Elliott's copy to make another photocopy.
Related Material
More complete summary of Elliott's autobiography found in Davis Bitton, ed., Guide to Mormon diaries and autobiographies (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1977), 99, entry 712.
Subject Terms
Elliott, Orson Hyde, 1842---Biography; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877--Controversial literature; Central America--Description and travel; Corinne (Utah); Immigration and American Expansion; Mexico--Description and travel; Mormon Church--Controversial literature; Nauvoo (Ill.); Pioneers; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints--Controversial literature; South America--Description and travel
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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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Finding Aid Title
Elliott (Orson Hyde) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-05-03T11:04-0600
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