Margaret Pierce Whitesides Young autobiography

Margaret Pierce Whitesides Young autobiography

Dates: 1903

Photocopy of a typescript. Originally written to be read at a 1903 meeting of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Mrs. Young describes her life in Nauvoo and her early years in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also comments on life as a polygamous wife of Brigham Young.

  • Extent: 7 p. (0.06 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Young, Margaret Pierce Whitesides, 1823-1907
  • Call Number: MSS SC 882
  • 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 Margaret Pierce Whitesides Young 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 882; Margaret Pierce Whitesides Young autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 882, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1976.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1976.
Subject Terms
Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon pioneers--Utah--History; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Pioneers; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Utah--History--19th century
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Young (Margaret Pierce Whitesides) autobiography
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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Biographical Sketch

Mrs. Young was a Mormon pioneer who joined the Mormon Church in 1840, resided in Nauvoo, Illinois, and immigrated to Utah in 1847. She was the widow of Morris Whitesides and also became a polygamous wife of Brigham Young on 22 Jan. 1846. She had one child, Brigham Morris Young, born 18 Jan. 1854.

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