Ann Gordge Lee autobiography

Ann Gordge Lee autobiography

Dates: approximately 1900

Handwritten autobiography. Ann Lee tells about her family's conversion to Mormonism in Australia, their emigration to Utah, and her life as a Mormon woman in southern Utah. She gives details of the brutal activities of Mormon leaders including those of John D. Lee, her husband. She converted to Catholicism later in her life. While the work makes references to historical events, the researcher is cautioned that most of the work seems to be pure fiction.

  • Extent: 1 v. (86 p.)(0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Lee, Ann Gordge, 1848-ca. 1915
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1706
  • 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 Autobiography 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 1706; Ann Gordge Lee autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1706, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The item was purchased by Brigham Young University from Betty A. Riley of Hemet, California, in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Betty A. Riley; 1987.
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Item-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Boreman, Jacob S. (Jacob Smith), 1831-1913; Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877; Artifacts; Material Types; Mormon Church--Controversial literature; Mormons--Utah--History; Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Lee (Ann Gordge) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:15-0700
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Biographical Sketch

Mormon settler of southern Utah and plural wife of John D. Lee (1812-1877).

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Ryan Lee
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