Miles Anderson papers

Miles Anderson papers

Dates: 1799-1877

This collection contains 2 diaries covering briefly related experiences and financial dealings of Anderson during the period of 1842-1856, from Nauvoo to the Utah Territory. Also includes patriarchal blessings given by Hyrum Smith and John Smith, as well as other documents and correspondence. Two diaries, family correspondence, patriarchal blessings, family land deeds, Nauvoo Legion Certificate, and War of 1812 pension certificate.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Anderson, Miles, 1795-1876 or 7. -- Anderson, William Rucker, 1842-1939
  • Call Number: MSS 2061
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Originals restricted. Photocopies available for patron use.
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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 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 2061; Miles Anderson papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2061, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The items in this collection remained in the possession of the Anderson family until being donated to BYU in June 1997. Pat Hansen, the donor, received the items from her grandmother, Eliza Ann Anderson Gunn, who inherited them from her grandfather, Miles Anderson.
Acquisition Information
Pat Hansen, June 1997.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Anderson, Nathan E., 1752-1803; Ford, Thomas, 1800-1850; Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877; Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844; Smith, John, 1832-1911; Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889; California; Georgia; Home and Family; Nauvoo (Ill.); Social Life and Customs; Tennessee; Utah
Genre / Form
Certificates; Deeds; Diaries; Letters
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Anderson (Miles) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amy Perez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-12T09:42-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Miles Anderson (1795-1896) fought in the War of 1812 and enlisted in the Georgia Militia. He married Nancy Pace in 1821 and they had nine children. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842 and emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1851. He served a mission to Las Vegas with his son, William Rucker from 1856-1857.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts