Thomas Mingus Johnston letters

Thomas Mingus Johnston letters

Dates: 1851

Photocopy of letters from T.M. Johnston in Sacramento, California, to his parents and to his sister, Lilly, in Scotland. He breifly mentions local Mormons in one letter.

  • Extent: 2 items (8 leaves)(0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Johnston, Thomas Mingus
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1769
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas Mingus Johnston letters 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 1769; Thomas Mingus Johnston letters; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1769, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the Scottish Record Office in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Scottish Record Office; 1980.
Subject Terms
Agriculture and Natural Resources; Correspondence; Frontier and pioneer life--California--Sacramento; Gold mines and mining--California--Sacramento--History--Sources; Material Types; Mines and Mineral Resources; Mormons--California--Sacramento--History--Sources; Sacramento (Calif.)--History--Sources
Genre / Form
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).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Johnston (Thomas Mingus) letters
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:59-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical Note

Immigrant from Scotland to the United States, who became a gold miner in California.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts