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Herman Grether autograph album from the Utah Territory Prison

Herman Grether autograph album from the Utah Territory Prison

Dates: 1887

Contains autographs and personal notes written by various male Mormon Church members and leaders, circa 1887, convicted and incarcerated for polygamy (a violation of the Edmunds Act) at the Utah Territory Prison (Sugarhouse, Salt Lake County, Utah). The book contains testimonials, affirmations of LDS Church doctrine regarding polygamy, expressions of familial support, poetry regarding polygamy, and expressions of sympathy for Herman Grether.

  • Extent: 1 item (30 leaves)
  • Creator: Grether, Herman, 1856-1932
  • Call Number: MSS 3298
  • 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 Herman Grether autograph album from the Utah Territory Prison 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 3298; Herman Grether autograph album from the Utah Territory Prison; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3298, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3298.xml
Subject Terms
Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormons--Utah--History--19th century; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--19th century; Polygamy--Utah--History--19th century
Genre / Form
Autograph albums
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS3298
Finding Aid Title
Grether (Herman) autograph album from the Utah Territory Prison
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-16T11:17-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Herman Grether (1856-1932) was incarcerated for polygamy in the Utah Territory Prison and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
ryan_lee@byu.edu