Elias Hutchings autobiography

Elias Hutchings autobiography

Dates: circa 1842

Handwritten autobiography and photocopies of the item. Hutchings was born in New Hampshire and lived later in Vermont, New York, Ohio, Iowa, and Illinois. He was baptized a member of the Mormon Church in 1830, participated in the "Zion's Camp" march of 1834, served on a mission to New York and Pennsylvania, and personally knew Joseph Smith (1805-1844), first president of the Mormon Church. Hutchings died in 1845 in Nauvoo, Illinois.

  • Extent: 1 v. (48 p.)(+ 1 photocopy)(0.15 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hutchings, Elias, 1784-1845
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2470
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Elias Hutchings 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 2470; Elias Hutchings autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2470, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Dan and Rosalind Wakefield in 1982.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dan and Rosalind Wakefield; 1982.
Subject Terms
Hutchings, Elias, 1784-1845; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Zion's Camp (Expedition) (1834)--Personal narratives; Home and Family; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; Mormons--Iowa--History; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Social Life and Customs
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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
Hutchings (Elias) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-16T04:22-0600
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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts