Albert Jones prison journal

Albert Jones prison journal

Dates: 1888

Holograph diary which includes minutes and business records of the Provo City Corporation, lists of other people convicted and sentenced, poems of prisoners, news articles written by Jones on prison activities, and letters he received from family and friends during his period of imprisonment.

  • Extent: 1 item (1 v.)
  • Creator: Jones, Albert, 1839-1925
  • Call Number: MSS SC 228
  • 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 Albert Jones prison journal 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 228; Albert Jones prison journal; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 228, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Clyde Jones in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Clyde Jones; 1974.
Subject Terms
Civil Procedure and Courts; Politics, Government, and Law; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Prisoners; Prisoners' writings, American--Utah; Prisons--Utah--History--19th century; Provo (Utah)
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).
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Finding Aid Title
Jones (Albert) prison journal
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:29-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Jones, a businessman, Secretary of the Provo City Corporation, and one of the founders of Provo, Utah was convicted of bigamy during Utah's Polygamy Raid in the 1880s.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts