Peter Crawley copyright correspondence

Peter Crawley copyright correspondence

Dates: 1828-1860

Includes photocopies and typescripts of several copyrights obtained for various books published by and about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its early years. Copyrights include that for the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, several books and pamphlets written by Parley P. Pratt and Orson Pratt, and some anti-Mormon literature including John C. Bennett’s The History of the Saints; or An Expose of Joe Smith and Mormonism. Also in the collection are lists of copyrights issued by various states including Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, etc. These lists include several books connected with Mormonism.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Crawley, Peter, 1936
  • Call Number: MSS 3989
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • 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 the Peter Crawley copyright correspondence 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 3989; Peter Crawley copyright correspondence; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3989, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Peter Crawley in 1993.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Peter Crawley; 1993.
Related Material
BX 8609 .B43h 2000 BX 8630 .P886v 1854
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Controversial literature; Pratt, Orson, 1811-1881; Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857; Correspondence; Material Types
Book of Mormon
Processing Information
Processed; Meghan Mathews; 11 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Crawley (Peter) copyright correspondence
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Finding aid prepared by Meghan Mathews and Karen Glenn, 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

Peter Crawley has authored several historical books and biographies on Mormons and the Mormon church. He was born in 1936.

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