George Reynolds autobiography

George Reynolds autobiography

Dates: circa 1878

George Reynolds writes about his clandestine visits to meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a young man. Because he was baptized in 1856, his parents were advised to shut him up in an asylum. They didn’t take that advice. He was called to preach in 1861, and continued to strengthen the Church in England until his immigration to Utah in 1865. In Utah, he worked in the office of the Presidency of the Church. He served a mission to England in 1871, but contracted smallpox and had to be sent home. He went to court for keeping the law of plural marriage. This autobiography ended after he had had six children with his wife Mary Ann and two with Amelia Jane, around 1877 or 1878.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Reynolds, George, 1842-1909
  • Call Number: MSS 4179
  • 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 George Reynolds autobiography 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 4179; George Reynolds autobiography; 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4179, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the Church Educational System in 1993.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Church Educational System; 1993.
Subject Terms
Home and Family; Mormons--England--Liverpool--History--19th century; Mormons--Polygamy--History; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; H. Chrsitine Swindler; 27 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Reynolds (George) autobiography
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

George Reynolds was born January 1, 1842 in London, England. He married Mary Ann Tuddenham in 1865, Amelia Jane Schofield in 1874 and Mary Goold in 1885. He had thirty-one children. He passed away on August 9, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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