William Reynolds Terry autobiography

William Reynolds Terry autobiography

Dates: 1858

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Terry writes about his early life in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Iowa. He joined the Mormon Church in 1842 and moved to Hancock County, Illinois, in January of 1843 and tells of the murder of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Terry also writes about the persecutions the Mormons faced in Illinois, tells of the Mormon migration to Utah, and describes his life in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a school teacher. Also included are family blessings.

  • Extent: 1 item (48 p.)
  • Creator: Terry, William Reynolds, 1812-1868
  • Call Number: MSS 285
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
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 285; William Reynolds Terry autobiography; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 285, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Terry, William Reynolds, 1812-1868; Hancock County (Ill.)--History; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Illinois--History; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--History; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)--History; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History
Genre / Form
Autobiographies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS285
Finding Aid Title
Terry (William Reynolds) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-29T04:10-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon pioneer and early settler in Salt Lake Valley, Utah.



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