Thomas Giles autobiography

Thomas Giles autobiography

Dates: 1854-1903

Photocopy of a typed autobiography of Thomas Giles taken from his journals and other sources. The item includes detailed accounts of the voyage to America, the campaign against Johnston's Army (1857-1858), and the weather and farming in Utah.

  • Extent: 1 item (15 leaves)(0.03 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Giles, Thomas Huskinson, 1821-1903
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1812
  • 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 Giles 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 1812; Thomas Giles autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1812, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Minnie L. Carlisle in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Minnie L. Carlisle; 1980.
Subject Terms
Giles, Thomas Huskinson, 1821-1903; City and Town Life; Home and Family; Mormon pioneers; Mormons--England--History--Sources; Mormons--Illinois--Quincy--History--Sources; Ocean travel; Quincy (Ill.)--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)--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
Giles (Thomas) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T17:02-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical Note

English convert to the Mormon Church who emigrated to Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts