Brigham Young letter

Brigham Young letter

Dates: 1868

A letter written by Brigham Young in 1868 to each Captain of a Company. The letter is dated 6 July 1868 and includes important instructional information, including the importance of keeping accurate notes and records while traveling in companies.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
  • Call Number: MSS 5875
  • 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 Brigham Young letter 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 5875;Brigham Young letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 5875, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Stephen C. Lunsford in 1989.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Stephen C. Lunsford; 1989.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--19th century; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Meghan Mathews; 17 August 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Young (Brigham) letter
Finding Aid Author
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 2010-10-07T15:49-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Brigham Young (1801-1877) succeeded Joseph Smith as the president of the LDS church. He led the great pioneer movement of LDS saints from Illinois to Utah.

Brigham Young was born 1 June 1801 in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont to Abagail Nabby Howe and John Young. He joined the LDS church in 1832 and became a member of its Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1835. When the church's first president, Joseph Smith, died in 1844, Brigham succeeded him. He led the great pioneer movement of LDS saints from Illinois to Utah and directed the work of gathering members from the east and other countries soon after. In 1875 he founded Brigham Young Academy, which later became Brigham Young University. Brigham died 29 August 1877 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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