Mads Jorgenson autograph book

Mads Jorgenson autograph book

Dates: 1890

Mads Jorgenson autograph book consists of autographs with photocopies on the top half of the page with typed message on the bottom.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jorgenson, Mads
  • Call Number: MSS 3954
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mads Jorgenson autograph book 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 3954; Mads Jorgenson autograph book; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3954, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Special Collections in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Jenniev J. Poulson; 1987.
Related Material
These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
Home and Family; Polygamy--History; Polygamy--Law and legislation--United States--History--19th century; Polygamy--Legal status, laws, etc.--Utah; Polygamy--Sources; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Autograph albums
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Jorgenson (Mads) autograph book
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-11T04:20-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

On March 24, 1890, Mads Jorgenson was sentenced to the Utah State Penitentiary for cohabitation (polygamy) by Judge Blackburn of the First District Court of Provo, Utah. He was given an autograph book (a blue plush cover with "Autographs" written and made out of silver on the cover), a present of a friend. Fellow prisoners were invited to write in the book. The following are copies of those autographs. Jenniev J. Poulson is Mads Jorgenson's granddaughter.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts