The legend of the dogwood tree

The legend of the dogwood tree

Dates: 1945 August 26

Handwritten transcription of the Legend of the Dogwood Tree, a story that suggests that the cross Jesus was crucified on was made of dogwood. Dated August 26, 1945.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Mills, Sarah Jane, 1873-1948
  • Call Number: MSS 8343
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from The legend of the dogwood tree must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Located in box 598
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8343; The legend of the dogwood tree; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8343, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Benchmark Books in 2013.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Benchmark Books; 2013.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Dogwoods--Folklore
Processing Information
Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Legend of the dogwood tree
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Finding aid prepared by Margaret Weddle
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:09-0700
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Biographical History

Sarah Jane Mills (1873-1948) was a Mormon housewife in Illinois and Utah.

Sarah Jane Rentfro was born on September 15, 1873 in Vienna, Illinois to Francis Asbury Rentfro and Martha Catherine Reynolds. She married Pleasant Nathan Mills on August 4, 1891, and they had two children. In 1927 she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After the death of her husband in 1942 she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she died on April 5, 1948.

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