W. D. poetry and illustrations

W. D. poetry and illustrations

Dates: 1871

Two unbound booklets of handwritten poetry with pen and ink illustrations. One of the booklets is a fully illustrated poem entitled "A Mormon Romance" which satirizes the Mormon practice of polygamy. On the cover of this item is a pen and ink illustration of Nauvoo, Ill. The other item contains poems describing the author's experiences while visiting the Mormon community of Nauvoo, Illinois in 1840 when she was introduced to the Mormon Church, met Brigham Young, and heard a sermon preached. On the cover of this item is a pen and ink illustration of a sermon being preached inside the Mormon temple at Nauvoo taken from the author's original sketch made in 1840 during the sermon.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)
  • Creator: W. D.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1303
  • 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 W.D. poetry and illustrations must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1303; W.D. poetry and illustrations; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1303, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Art and religion; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Fine Arts; Mormon art; Mormons--Poetry; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Nauvoo (Ill.)--Pictorial works; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion and poetry; Women poets, American
Genre / Form
Illustrations; Poetry
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
W. D. poetry and illustrations
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Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-16T04:19-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon poet and illustrator.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts