William Greenwood autobiography

William Greenwood autobiography

Dates: 1848-1889

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten autobiography and diary. The manuscript was read by Jennie Greenwood, William's grand daugther-in-law, at a meeting of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers in Utah County, Utah. Greenwood writes about his life to the year 1848 and then starts a diary which has many gaps. Greenwood was born in England and later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, with the Mormons. He migrated to Utah in 1847 and was active in many building projects in Salt Lake City. He also writes about his families.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Greenwood, William, 1822-1889
  • Call Number: MSS 2442
  • 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 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 2442; William Greenwood autobiography; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2442, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was photocopied from reel 51 of the 920 microfilm collection.
Acquisition Information
Photocopied from reel 51 of the 920 microfilm collection.
Subject Terms
Immigrants--Utah; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--England; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History--Sources; Pioneers; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Diaries; Memoirs
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
Greenwood (William) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-15T09:10-0700
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Biographical note

Pioneer to Utah and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts