Fisher family correspondence

Fisher family correspondence

Dates: 1849-1897

The collection contains seventy separate documents, most of which are letters from the friends and family of Willard Fisher between 1849-1897. While the majority of the letters contain personal and family information, some letters include discussions on LDS Church history and society. There are also discussions by Edmond on the Cutlerite Movement in Manti, Iowa.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.2 linear ft.) : handwritten
  • Creator: Fisher, Edmund, 1803. -- Fisher, Rufus, 1804. -- Fisher, Willard, 1796-1866
  • Call Number: MSS 97
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Fisher family correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation:MSS 97; Fisher family Correspondence; 19th Century Western & Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 97, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Purchased in 1976 from Steven Barnett.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites)--History--Sources; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--Sources; Fisher family; Church and social problems--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--Sources; Correspondence; Material Types
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Processing Information
Processed; Craig L. Foster; 1980.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Fisher family correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:25-0600
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Biographical History

The collection contains letters received by Willard Fisher from various friends and relatives. Willard was a Mormon born February 18, 1801 in Wrenthem, Massachusetts. He lived in Nauvoo during the height of the Mormon occupation. He eventually disassociated himself from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and moved to Wisconsin where he became a prominent citizen. Among the letters in the collection are those from Willard's brothers, Edmund and Rufus. Both were born in Massachusetts. Edmund on July 7, 1803 and Rufus on December 11, 1804. Both Men were active in the LDS Church. While Rufus and his family eventually emigrated to Utah, Edmund remained behind in Iowa where he became associated with Alpheus Cutler and his Church of Christ movement.

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