Alexander Greig letter

Alexander Greig letter

Dates: 1844 August

The letter, from Alexander Greig to a "Mr. Jeffery," is about a trip that Greig took to the west with a friend to see about his setting up a doctor's practice somewhere. He provides a brief, paragraph-long description of Nauvoo, which they passed through. "The People however [despite the Prophet's recent death] seemed perfectly quiet, and tranquil. The city looked rather miserabl[e] a great many small houses clustered together on a small Mississippi bottom many of which required eminently the assistance of paint and white wash. The grand temple loomed up in the distance, presenting a fair contrast with the small unhealthy buildings of the town." Grieg is writing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Mr. Jeffrey is in Canandaigua, New York.

  • Extent: 1 item (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Greig, Alexander
  • Call Number: MSS 3077
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Initial citation: MSS 3077; Alexander Greig letter; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3077, LTPSC.
Related Material
Alexander Greig letters; Located at Columbia Health Sciences Library. Archives & Special Collections. John Greig papers; Located at Cornell University Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.
Subject Terms
Correspondence; Material Types; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History--19th century
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Greig (Alexander) letter
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Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:14-0700
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Biographical History

Alexander Greig was a physician who travelled through Nauvoo, Ill. in August 1844. Greig attended medical school in New York, and was the nephew of John Greig of Canandaigua, N.Y.

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