John Brown autobiography and four letters received

John Brown autobiography and four letters received

Dates: 1892-1913

Photocopy of Brown's autobiography. Also includes four original letters, one from Augusta Winters Grant, wife of Pres. Grant; and a Relief Society Financial Report for 1892.

  • Extent: 2 folders
  • Creator: Brown, John, 1820-1896
  • Call Number: MSS SC 945
  • 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 John Brown autobiography and four letters received 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 945; John Brown autobiography and four letters received; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 945, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mrs. Norma Jensen in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mrs. Norma Jensen; 1977.
Subject Terms
Explorers--Utah--Biography; Immigration and American Expansion; Oregon National Historic Trail--History--Sources; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Pioneers--Utah--Biography; Politicians--Utah--Biography; Utah--History--1869-1896--Sources
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Letters
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
Brown (John) autobiography and four letters received
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:38-0600
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Biographical History

Brown was a bishop, missionary, and patriarch of the Mormon Church; a pioneer, wagon train captain, and explorer of the western U.S.; a colonel in the Nauvoo Legion militia and a captain in the Utah militia; a politician and mayor of Pleasant Grove, Utah.

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