Brigham Young letter

Brigham Young letter

Dates: 1845

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated 15 April 1845, and addressed to the United States Senator from Illinois, Stephen Arnold Douglas. Young writes to Douglas trying to secure mail contracts for the Mormon Church and requests that stockades be build on the trails in the American West. Also included is a letter from George Miller to Douglas on the same topics.

  • Extent: 2 items (2 p.)(0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Miller, George, 1794-1856. -- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
  • Call Number: MSS SC 736
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • 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 Brigham Young letter 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 736; Brigham Young letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 736, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by E. W. Douglas in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; E. W. Douglas; 1977.
Subject Terms
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Correspondence; Material Types; Mormon Church--Presidents--Correspondence; Overland journeys to the Pacific
Genre / Form
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).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Young (Brigham) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:35-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical Note

Second president of the Mormon Church.

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