Charles W. Penrose papers

Charles W. Penrose papers

Dates: 1906-1922

Collection includes two printed pamphlets by Penrose, "Priesthood and Presidency" concerning the claims of the Reorganized Latter Day Saint Church, and "The Mountain Meadows Massacre" which includes details, statements, and testimonies of various people involved in the incident, bound together and containing some handwritten notations. Also included is a TLS to William S. Paine concerning the removal of Moses Thatcher from the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, 1915, 3 personal TLSs to Cassie Donahoo, 1922, and a short poem by Penrose, all typewritten.

  • Extent: 6 items (0.02 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Penrose, Charles W. (Charles William), 1832-1925
  • Call Number: MSS SC 680
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Collection maintained in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles W. Penrose papers 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 680; Charles W. Penrose papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 680, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Elizabeth Sokoloff in 1975.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Elizabeth Sokoloff; 1975.
Subject Terms
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Thatcher, Moses, 1842-1909; Correspondence; Material Types; Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
Genre / Form
American poetry; Pamphlets
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Penrose (Charles W.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:06-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Latter-day Saint Church apostle and member of the Church's First Presidency.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts