A brief history of the life of Frederick Weight by himself

A brief history of the life of Frederick Weight by himself

Dates: Approximately 1895

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript . Weight wrote about his early life in England and his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He migrated to the United States in 1849 and came to Utah in 1851. He settled first in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his wife died in child birth. Weight married Mary Milnes. He wrote about grasshopper troubles in 1854 and about his move to Springville, Utah, in 1856. He worked as a plasterer and a general laborer and faced constant trouble to support himself and his family. He married Elizabeth Babcock in 1865 and was found guilty of unlawful cohabitation in 1888.

  • Extent: 39 p. (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Weight, Fredrick, 1828-1901
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3200
  • 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.
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Initial citation: MSS SC 3200; A brief history of the life of Frederick Weight by himself; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3200, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This autobiography was photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection reel number 8.
Subject Terms
Immigrants--Utah; Mormons--England--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--Biography; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Springville (Utah)--History--Sources
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Brief history of the life of Frederick Weight by himself
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Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-23T10:51-0700
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Biographical history

Weight was a Mormon pioneer who settled in Springville, Utah.

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