Karl G. Maeser and Joseph Young letters

Karl G. Maeser and Joseph Young letters

Dates: 1853-1889

There are five letters in the Karl G. Maeser and Joseph Young Letters collection. 1. Letter of transmittal signed by Morgan Richards, President of the Council, Utah Territory, to accompany a bill defining the boundaries of Carson County. July 12, 1854. 1 page. 2. Letter from Brigham Young Jr. (writing from Liverpool) to Elder Thomas Taylor relating the immigration to Utah. May 7, 1866. 1 page, 11 by 16 inches, folded in half. 3. Letter from Joseph Young to Morgan Richards, written probably from Parowan with a note of thanks for $5 and concerning doctrinal matters. January 9, 1880. 1 page, 5 by 8 inches. 4. Letter from Karl G. Maeser, General Superintendent of L.D.S. Schools, writing from Provo City, Utah, to Morgan Richards in Parowan, Utah. Karl G. Maser discusses Brother Jensen’s acceptance of a nomination for the Parowan District School, until the Stake Academy is ready to start. Maeser then says that the Stake Academy will be built in Cedar City, but if the people of Parowan want a Church school, an LDS Seminary will be built there. Aug 24, 1889. 2 pages, with envelope. 5. Letter from Karl G. Maeser to Morgan Richards, Parowan, dated July 30, 1889, relating to the Stake Academy of Parowan and recommending Joseph Y. Jensen. 3 pages, each 5.75 by 9 inches, with envelope.

  • Extent: 5 folders (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Maeser, Karl G.. -- Young, Joseph, 1797-1881
  • Call Number: MSS 3931
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3931; Karl G. Maeser and Joseph Young letters; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3931, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Brent Ashworth in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Brent Ashworth; 1990.
Related Material
MSS 3930 Maeser, Karl G. Karl G. Maeser letter to Elder Edward Collard, 1859
Subject Terms
Carson County (Utah)--History; Correspondence; Material Types; Mormons--Emigration and immigration; Parowan (Utah)--History
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 21 May 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Maeser (Karl G.) and Joseph Young letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:37-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Kark Gottfried Maeser became the second principal of Brigham Young Academy.

Karl Gottfried Maeser was born 16 January 1828 in Meissen, Germany. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1856 and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1860. Maeser became the second principal of Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah in 1876 and served in this capacity for 16 years. He died 15 February 1901.

Biographical History

Joseph Young was born 7 April 1797 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, an older brother of LDS church President Brigham Young. Joseph joined the LDS church in 1832 and followed the movement of the church from Ohio to eventually the Salt Lake Valley. He served as a president in the seventy from 1835 until his death in Salt Lake in 1881.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts