Thomas R.G. Welch autograph book

Thomas R.G. Welch autograph book

Dates: 1896

One autograph book, 5 by 8 inches. Contains actual signatures of the governor of Utah, Secretary of State, Attorney General, President of a University (note on one page under a signature says There were only 3 Professors in the University when I attended 1880 & 81. This man was president and one of the three.), Supreme Court Judge, State Auditor, Chief Justice and other prominent men, 1896. Some pages, in addition to displaying the signature and position of each man, show birth dates, places of residency or dates of service. 60 pages.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Welch, Thomas R. G. (Thomas Robert Green), 1835-1916
  • Call Number: MSS 4146
  • 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 Thomas R.G. Welch 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 4146; Thomas R.G. Welch autograph book; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4146, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Floyd Taggart in 1991.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Floyd Taggart; 1991.
Subject Terms
Utah. Governor (1896-1905 : Wells); Utah. Supreme Court; Civic Activism; Politics, Government, and Law; Utah--Education
Genre / Form
Autograph albums
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 18 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Welch (Thomas R.G.) autograph book
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.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Thomas Robert Green Welch (1835-1916) was an England native who had two wives.

One of the last pages of the book reads, Tho. R. G. Welch. Janitor House of Representatives 1th[ ] State Legislature. Morgan City, Utah. March 20, 1896. Thomas Robert Green Welch was born on July 10, 1835 to Robert Welch and Isabella Giles Welch in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England. In England, he married Harriet Nash in 1855, two years before immigrating to Utah in 1857. His other two wives were Elizabeth Louisa Friday (1870) and Mary Jane Toomer Cook (1896). He passed away on September 23, 1916 in Morgan, Morgan County, Utah.

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