Luther S. Hemenway letters

Luther S. Hemenway letters

Dates: 1852-1865

Eleven handwritten letters written by Hemenway from 1852 to 1862 and two letters written by Elvira in 1862 and 1865. The items deal with family matters and with Hemenway's nursery.

  • Extent: 13 items (0.13 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hemenway, Luther S. (Luther Singleton), 1811-1891
  • Call Number: MSS SC 878
  • 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 Luther S. Hemenway letters 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 878; Luther S. Hemenway letters; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 878, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1976.
Acquisition Information
Donated in 1976.
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Finding aid available in repository.
Subject Terms
Hemenway, Elvira Day; Hemingway family--Correspondence; Home and Family; Horticulturists--Utah--Correspondence; Mormon pioneers--Utah--Salt Lake City--History; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Social Life and Customs
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Hemenway (Luther S.) letters
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:13-0700
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Biographical History

Horticulturist and author. He converted to the Mormon Church in 1843; started a nursery and was active in civic affairs in Salt Lake City, Utah; and moved to St. George, Utah in 1865 to grow grapes. He had three wives, the first of which was Elvira Day.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts