Anne Prior Jarvis autobiographies and a biography

Anne Prior Jarvis autobiographies and a biography

Dates: 1871-1898

Two handwritten autobiographies, a biography of George Jarvis (1823-1913), miscellaneous materials, and photocopies of these items. Anne was born in England and married George Jarvis at age sixteen. She and George were converted to the Mormon Church in 1848. George worked as a sailor to earn money for the journey to Utah. They arrived in Salt Lake City around 1860 and moved to St. George, Utah in 1861. Anne had eleven children. Anne recounts the major events of her life and writes about her spiritual experiences and dreams. Also included are a brief biography of George Jarvis and patriarchal blessings of family members.

  • Extent: 1 v. (222 p.) + 222 leaves
  • Creator: Jarvis, Anne Prior, 1829 or 30-1913
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2049
  • 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 Anne Prior Jarvis autobiographies and a biography 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 2049; Anne Prior Jarvis autobiographies and a biography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2049, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Pearl Jarvis Augustus in 1984.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Pearl Jarvis Augustus; 1984.
Subject Terms
Jarvis, Anne Prior, 1829 or 30-1913; Jarvis, George, 1823-1913; British Americans--Utah--St. George--History--Sources; Home and Family; Mormon pioneers--History--Sources; Mormon women--Utah--Saint George--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--Saint George--History--Sources; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)--History--Sources; Saint George (Utah)--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Biography
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
Jarvis (Anne Prior) autobiography and a biography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:27-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon woman who was born in England and migrated to St. George, Utah.

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