Silas Richards diary and autobiography

Silas Richards diary and autobiography

Dates: 1846-1884

This collection consists of photocopies made of a typescript of Richards' diary and autobiography. The typescript was made by Ailcy Brady Casper Morrell in 1957. Richards was pioneer who came to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1849 and settled in St. George, Utah in 1864. He was active in many assignments for the Mormon Church. Also included is a short biography of Richard's wife Kezia Frances Brady Richards by Laura F. Tucker Henrie.

  • Extent: 31 p. (0.07 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Richards, Silas, 1807-1884
  • Call Number: MSS SC 885
  • 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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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 Silas Richards diary and 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 885; Silas Richards diary and autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 885, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by John F. Mower in 1975.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John F. Mower; 1975.
Subject Terms
Brady family; Richards, Kezia Frances Brady, 1841-1923; Richards, Silas, 1807-1884--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon pioneers--Utah--Diaries; Pioneers; Politics, Government, and Law; Saint George (Utah)--History; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Richards (Silas) diary and autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:13-0700
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Biographical Sketch

Richards was a Mormon bishop and pioneer and justice of the peace.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts