David W. Evans shorthand papers

David W. Evans shorthand papers

Dates: 1842-1876

The David W. Evans shorthand papers consists of talks that David W. Evans transcribed in shorthand dated from 1842 to 1876. The talks are from prominent Mormon men, including George Q. Cannon, John Taylor, Orson Pratt, and George Albert Smith. Some of these notes and documents have been transcribed back into regular English.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Evans, David W. (David Woolley), 1833-1876
  • Call Number: MSS 6857
  • 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 David W. Evans shorthand papers 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 6857; David W. Evans shorthand papers; 19th and 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6857, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Church Library Archives in 1979.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Church Library Archives; 1979.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion
Genre / Form
Shorthand; Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Transcripts
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif; 7 May 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th and 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VI).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Evans (David W.) shorthand papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:23-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

David W. Evans (1833-1876) was a reporter and teacher in Utah. He was born 6 January 1833 in Louth, England. He learned shorthand at the age of eight as he worked as a shoemaker. He emigrated to Utah, and worked as a reporter for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Deseret News. He married Elizabeth Alldridge on 15 June 1862, and they had four children. He died 5 July 1876 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts