Mitchell family biographies

Mitchell family biographies

Dates: 1948-1951

Photocopies of handwritten and typed texts. Consists of two biographical sketches, one of Margaret Mitchell Blyth (1824-1910) and the other of Elizabeth Ann Blyth (1859-1919), written by one of their descendants, Pearl Elizabeth Mitchell Boyce (1881- ), and an autobiographical sketch of Pearl Boyce. Discusses Margaret's birth in Scotland and her family's subsequent immigration to Canada and later to the United States; their conversion to the Mormon Church in California; their move to Utah; and life on the Utah frontier. Pearl also describes in detail an experience she had with someone she believed to be one of the "Three Nephites."

  • Extent: 3 items (33 leaves)
  • Creator: Tanner, George S.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 794
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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 Mitchell family biographies 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 794; Mitchell family biographies; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 794, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Blyth, Elizabeth Ann, 1859-1919; Blythe, John Law, 1829-1892; Blythe, Margaret Mitchell; Boyce, Pearl Elizabeth Mitchell, 1881-; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Frontier and pioneer life--Utah; Mormon Church--Missions--Arizona--History; Pioneers; United orders (Mormon Church)--Utah--History--Sources; Utah--History--19th century--Sources; Utah--History--20th century--Sources; Vernal (Utah)--History
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Mitchell family biographies
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Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:36-0600
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Biographical History

Converts to the Mormon Church, early settlers in Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts