William Wilson Sterrett autobiography

William Wilson Sterrett autobiography

Dates: 1897

This collection consists of photocopies of the holograph of Sterrett's autobiography and some patriarchal blessings he gave.

  • Extent: 40 p. (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Sterrett, William Wilson, 1825-1913
  • Call Number: MSS SC 879
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Alternative Format
Reproduced in 1976?
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Wilson Sterrett 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 879; William Wilson Sterrett autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 879, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1976.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1976.
Subject Terms
Beaver (Utah)--History; Cove (Utah)--History--Sources; Fort Supply (Wyo.)--History--Sources; Home and Family; Mormon Church--Missions--Utah--Elk Mountain; Paris (Idaho)--History; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)--History; Patriarchs (Mormon theology)--Biography; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Social Life and Customs
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Sterrett (William 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 2014-02-23T04:13-0700
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Biographical History

Sterrett was a postmaster and a Mormon pioneer, missionary, and patriarch. He served in the war with Mexico. He stopped in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1850 on the way to the gold fields in California. He joined the Mormon Church in 1851. He helped build Fort Supply in Wyoming and served in the Elk Mountain Mission for the Mormon Church. He lived in Salt Lake City, Beaver, and Cove, Utah as well as Paris, Idaho.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts