Peter Wilson Conover autobiography

Peter Wilson Conover autobiography

Dates: approximately 1860

Phtocopy of a typescript of an autobiography. The date of composition of the item is uncertain. Conover writes about the persecutions of Mormons before their emigration to Utah, his service in the Utah Militia against the Utes and in the Utah War from 1857 to 1858, and his family.

  • Extent: 1 item (12 p.)
  • Creator: Conover, Peter Wilson, 1807-1892
  • Call Number: MSS SC 664
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Peter Wilson Conover 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 664; Peter Wilson Conover autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 664, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Conover, Peter Wilson, 1807-1892; Utah. Militia--History; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Persecutions--History; Pioneers; Utah Expedition (1857-1858); Ute Indians--Wars--History--Sources
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Conover (Peter Wilson ) autobiography
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:06-0700
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Biographical History

Mormon pioneer and militia officer.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts