Letter from Hermann to his parents

Letter from Hermann to his parents

Dates: 1884 June 27

Contains a handwritten letter in German by Hermann from Salt Lake City, Utah, to his parents in Germany. Hermann was a German tourist who was interested in Mormon irrigation systems and who attached himself to a small group of German diplomats who were touring Salt Lake City and the West. He writes of his experiences while in Salt Lake City, including visiting with President John Taylor, and discusses the Mormon religion, including the Book of Mormon. Dated June 27, 1884. Includes a a color copy and transcription of the letter in German.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 8870
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in German and English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Letter from Hermann to his parents must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8870; Letter from Hermann to his parents; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8870, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Lynn Pulsipher in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Lynn Pulsipher; May 2016.
Subject Terms
Agriculture; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Irrigation--Utah--History; Salt Lake City (Utah); Taylor, John, 1808-1887
Genre / Form
Letters; Typescripts
Title
Book of Mormon
Processing Information
Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2016.
Appraisal Information
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013)
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS8870
Finding Aid Title
Letter from Hermann to his parents
Finding Aid Author
Ryan K. Lee
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-10-14 11:25:23 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English


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