Almerin Grow letter to Brigham Young

Almerin Grow letter to Brigham Young

Dates: 1858 September 9

Letter written by Grow to Brigham Young, in which Grow requests help in regaining his priesthood and the custody of his children in exchange for moving to Fillmore, Utah, as Young had asked him. Materials dated September 9, 1858.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.06 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Grow, Almerin, 1816-1908. -- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
  • Call Number: MSS 8731
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8731; Almerin Grow letter to Brigham Young; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8731, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Steve Barnett in 1982.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Steve Barnett; 1982.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Church officers--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Correspondence; Grow, Almerin, 1816-1908; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Grow, Almerin, 1816-1908--Correspondence
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Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the Western American LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Grow (Almerin) letter to Brigham Young
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-02-10 12:17:43 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Almerin Grow (1816-1908) was an early Mormon convert member of the LDS church who was excommunicated or disfellowshipped, but had legal issues with the church for many years after.

Biographical History

Brigham Young (1801-1877) was a Mormon ecclesiastical leader and politician in Utah.

Brigham Young was born on June 1, 1801 in Witingham, Vermont. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1832, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio. He followed the migration of the church from Ohio to Missouri to Nauvoo, Illinois. In February 1846 he led the Mormon exodus to the West, and was sustained as the second president of the Church on December 27, 1847. Arriving in Utah he settled in Salt Lake City, and in 1849 was appointed as governor of Utah Territory. Young passed away on August 29, 1877 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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