George Laub papers

George Laub papers

Dates: 1843-1880

This collection contains three account books of George Laub that record his carpentry work and expenses, 1843-1844, 1850-1851, and 1862-1868. Also contains miscellaneous financial documents, and several letters to and from George Laub and his family and friends, 1845-1880.

  • Extent: 1 box (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Laub, George, 1814-1880
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 819
  • 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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Three account books, seven financial documents, and thirteen letters.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 819; George Laub papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 819, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were in the possession of Lyndon Cook before they were purchased from him by the Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections in December 2001.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Carpentry; Labor History; Missouri; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo; Mormons--Utah--Saint George; Nauvoo (Ill.); Pennsylvania; Saint George (Utah); Salt Lake City (Utah)
Genre / Form
Accounts; Letters
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Laub (George) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Leslie Evens
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:38-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

George Laub (1814-1880) was born in Pennsylvania and raised by his adopted father, George Weidler, from the time he was 8 years old. When he was 18, he began his trade work as a carpenter. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was 27. He soon thereafter moved to Nauvoo to join the rest of the Saints. In 1845, he was adopted by and sealed to John D. Lee. He continued westward to Utah and finally settled in St. George in 1863.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts