Abiel Leonard letter to A. P. Stevenson

Abiel Leonard letter to A. P. Stevenson

Dates: 1900 January 30

Handwritten letter from Leonard, missionary bishop of Salt Lake City for the Episcopal Church, to Miss A. P. Stevenson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated January 30, 1900. The letter notes the receipt of a note and gift from Miss Stevenson, mentions an outing he took to rest from his labors, and mentions sending a photograph of himself (not included). The letter is written on "Bishop's House" letterhead, and includes an envelope postmarked January 31, 1900.

  • Extent: 1 sheet (0.01 linear ft.) : 2 pages ; 21 x 27 cm folded 21 x 14. -- 1 envelope (0.01 linear ft.) ; 9 x 16 cm
  • Creator: Leonard, Abiel
  • Call Number: MSS 8883
  • 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.
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Initial citation: MSS 8883; Abiel Leonard letter to A. P. Stevenson; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8883, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Noushin Books and Company in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Noushin Books and Company; June 2016.
Subject Terms
Religion; Protestantism; Salt Lake City (Utah); Leonard, Abiel
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Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2016.
Appraisal Information
Utah and American West cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.4, November 2013)
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Finding Aid Title
Leonard (Abiel) letter to A. P. Stevenson
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Ryan K. Lee
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-12-05 09:22:26 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

The Right Reverend Abiel Leonard (1848–1903) was the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah.

Abiel Leonard was born June 26, 1848 in Fayette, Missouri. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1870 and General Theological Seminary, New York, in 1873. On October 21, 1875, Leonard married Flora Terry Thompson and they had six children together. Leonard went on to become a noted Episcopal bishop, serving as bishop of Utah and Nevada from 1888 to 1903.

Abiel Leonard died in on December 3, 1903 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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