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History of William Adams written by himself January 1894 age 72 years

History of William Adams written by himself January 1894 age 72 years

Dates: 1894

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is a 26 page autobiography of William Adams. Adams describes how was born in Ireland on January 8, 1822. He was raised a Protestant but joined the Mormon Church in 1842. He migrated to the United States up the Mississippi River. He settled in Nauvoo, Illinois, where he worked as a stone mason on the Nauvoo Temple. Adams was present at a meeting after the death of Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church. "I heard a voice speaking, I was surprized and jumped to my feet expecting Joseph the prophet was speaking, having heard him often in public and private was acquainted with his voice. This was a strong testimony that the twelve apostles was the rightfull leaders of the church. And the mantle of Joseph had fell on Brigham Young." He migrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, and then relocated to Parowan, Utah, in 1851. He writes about his mission and the problems with his family when he took a second wife.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Adams, William, 1822-1901
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3089
  • 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
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from History of William Adams written by himself January 1894 age 72 years must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Note
Formerly in film call number: 920 no. 1.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 3089; History of William Adams written by himself January 1894 age 72 years; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3089, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was photocopied from reel 1 of the 920 microfilm collection.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Pioneers; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City; Mormons--Utah--Parowan; Mormon missionaries; Nauvoo (Ill.); Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Parowan (Utah); Salt Lake City (Utah); Adams, William, 1822-1901
Genre / Form
Autobiographies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC3089
Finding Aid Title
History of William Adams written by himself January 1894 age 72 years
Finding Aid Author
Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-11-02 11:55:27 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
English


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