Early Mormon history research notes

Early Mormon history research notes

Dates: circa 1838-1888

Notes and quotations about early Mormon history and archaeology. The notes are about the discovery of skeletons and relics at Eagle Point, Chief Justice James Bedell McKean's opinion on the eligibility of Mormons as jurors, attempts to eradicate polygamy, the arrest of Brigham Young, the Hawkins adultery trial, tin mines in Ogden, Mormon claims about the Chicago Fire, the Scandinavian influence on Mormons, Church membership in 1888, westward immigration, the Salt Lake grasshopper plague and other topics. 30 handwritten pages on notebook paper, about 300 note cards, 1 news clipping.

  • Extent: 4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 4129
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Early Mormon history research notes 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 4129; Early Mormon history research notes; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4129, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1991.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1991.
Subject Terms
Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormons--Emigration and immigration; Mormons--Polygamy; Ogden (Utah)--Mines and mineral resources
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 13 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Early Mormon history research notes
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 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts