Minnie P. Grow letter

Minnie P. Grow letter

Dates: 1871 June 20

Photocopy of a letter from Minnie to mother Grow, and another relative named Nell. Minnie writes about a trip she made from Sacramento, California to Salt Lake City, Utah. She writes that she went by railroad and describes the places in Salt Lake City that she saw. She mentions meeting the family of Brigham Young while in Utah. Included is a typed transcription of the letter. Dated June 20, 1871.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Grow, Minnie P., 1840-1917
  • Call Number: MSS 8906
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Minnie P. Grow letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8906; Minnie P. Grow letter; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection; L.Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8906, LTPSC
Custodial History
Donated by Grace Ulp, in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Grace Ulp; July 2016. Owned; Robert E Lewis.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; City and Town Life; Railroads; Utah--Description and travel; Grow, Minnie P., 1840-1917
Genre / Form
Letters; Photocopies
Processing Information
Processed; Susana Zubeldia, student manuscript processor, 2016.
Appraisal Information
Utah and Western American 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.)
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Finding Aid Title
Grow (Minnie P.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Susana Zubeldia
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-12-09 16:14:09 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Minnie P. Grow (1840-1917) was a mother of two children and lived in Sacramento.

Minnie P. Grow was born in 1840 in St. Albans Franklin, Vermont. She was married to Charles A. Grow on June 5, 1866 in Vermont. Together they had two children while in Vermont: Arthur C. and Nellie Genevieve. Her family moved to California, where she lived in Sacramento and later ran a boarding house in Alameda. She and Charles traveled by train and visited Salt Lake City in 1871.

Grow died on December 1, 1917 in San Francisco, California.

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