Brief history of William Cook Prows

Brief history of William Cook Prows

Dates: 1930-1977

This collection consists of a photocopy of a handwritten biography of William Cook Prows. Prows was a pioneer to both Salt Lake City, Utah and Colonia Juarez, Mexico; a member of the Mormon Battalion; a gold prospector; a cooper; a horticulturist; and a polygamist. He was married to both Lodesky Ann Roberds and to Louisa Melinda James both of whom he took to Arizona. Then he took Louisa to Colonia Juarez due to the persecution of polygamists.

  • Extent: 11 p. (0.07 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS SC 921
  • 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 Brief history of William Cook Prows 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 921; Brief history of William Cook Prows; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 921, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Sheri Clarke in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Sheri Clarke; 1977.
Subject Terms
Prouse family; Prows, William Cook, 1827-1894; Home and Family; Mormon pioneers--Biography; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Social Life and Customs
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
Brief history of William Cook Prows
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:38-0600
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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts