Brigham Young

  1. Sources and Personal Writings
    • Dean C. Jessee, “The Writings of Brigham Young,”Western Historical Quarterly 4 (June 1973):273-94.
    • Ronald W. Walker and Ronald K. Esplin, “Brigham Himself: An Autobiographical Recollection,” Journal of Mormon History 4 (1977):19-34.
    • Ronald K. Esplin, “From the Rumors to the Records: Historians and the Sources for Brigham Young,” Brigham Young University Studies 18 (Spring 1978):453-65.
    • Dean C. Jessee, ed. Brigham Young’s Letters to His Sons (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and the Historical Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974).
    • Diary of Brigham Young, 1857 ed. Everett L. Cooley (Salt Lake City: Tanner Trust Fund, University of Utah Library, 1980).
    • “Bibliographical Essay,” in Leonard J. Arrington, Brigham Young, American Moses (New York: Knopf, 1985), 500-509. Includes a survey of the manuscript sources on Brigham Young.
  2. Sermons/Addresses/Epistles
    • Journal of Discourses 26 Volumes (Liverpool, 1854-1886). Includes about 360 discourses of Brigham Young, about one third of his known addresses.
    • Eldon J. Watson, ed. Brigham Young Addresses 6 volumes (Salt Lake City: By the Compiler, 1979-1984). A chronological listing and typescript (includes reference to but not a typescript of the non-Journal of Discourses sermons) of all of Young’s known 1000 sermons and addresses. A one-volume compilation is John A, Widtsoe, compiler, Discourses of Brigham Young (Salt Lake City, Deseret Book, 1966).
    • James R. Clark, compiler, The Messages of the First Presidency 6 volumes (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1965-1975). Volumes one and two include the period of Brigham Young’s Church leadership.
    • Ronald W. Walker, “Raining Pitchforks: Brigham Young as Preacher,” Sunstone 8 (May-June 1983):5-9.
    • Hugh Nibley, Brother Brigham Counsels the Saints Volume 13 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley (Provo: FARMS and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 19).
  3. “History of Brigham Young”
    • Howard C. Searle, “The History of Brigham Young,” in Searle, “Early Mormon Historiographhy: Writing the History of the Mormons, 1830-1858,” (Ph.D. dissertation, UCLA, 1979), 337-57. See also Searle, “The Authorship of the History of Brigham Young: A Review Essay,” BYU Studies 22 (Summer 1982):367-74.
    • Elden J. Watson, ed. Manuscript History of Brigham Young,1801-1844 (Salt Lake City: Smith Secretarial Service, 1968). [1801-8 August 1844]
    • B. H. Roberts, ed. History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Period II (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1932), Volume 7, pp. 247-603. [9 August 1844-28 February 1846]
    • Elden J. Watson, ed. Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1846-47 (Salt Lake City: Elden J. Watson, 1971). [1 January 1846-31 July 1847]
    • William L. Knecht and Peter L. Crawley, eds. History of Brigham Young, 1847-1867 (Berkeley, CA: MassCal Associates, 1964). [21 July 1847-29 December 1867]
  4. Biographical Studies (Selected)
    • Leonard J. Arrington, Brigham Young, American Moses (New York: Knopf, 1985).
    • ________. Great Basin Kingdom, An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1958).
    • Richard F. Palmer and Karl D. Butler, Brigham Young, The New York Years (Provo, UT: Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, BYU, 1982).
    • Dean C. Jessee, “Brigham Young’s Family, Part I, 1824-1845,” BYU Studies 18 (Spring 1978):311-27.
    • ________. “Brigham Young’s Family: The Wilderness Years,” BYU Studies 19 (Summer 1979): 474-500.
    • Clarissa Young Spencer and Mabel Harmer, Brigham Young at Home (1940; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1968).
    • Eugene England, Brother Brigham (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1980).
    • Ronald K. Esplin, “The Emergence of Brigham Young and the Twelve to Mormon Leadership, 1830-1841,” (Ph.D. dissertation, BYU, 1981).
    • Milton R. Hunter, Brigham Young the Colonizer 4th Ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: Peregrine Smith, 1973).
    • Floyd A. O’Neil, “Of Pride and politics: Brigham Young as Indian Superintendent,” Utah Historical Quarterly 46 (Summer 1978):236-50.
    • Leonard J. Arrington and Ronald K. Esplin, “Building a Commonwealth: The Secular Leadership of Brigham Young,” Utah Historical Quarterly 45 (Summer 1977):216-32.
    • Gordon Irving, “Encouraging the Saints: Brigham Young’s Annual Tours of Mormon Settlements,” Utah Historical Quarterly 45 (Summer 1977):233-51.
    • David James Croft, “The Private Business Activities of Brigham Young,” Journal of the West 16 (October 1977):36-51.
    • William G. Hartley, “The Priesthood Reorganization of 1877: Brigham Young’s Last Achievement,” BYU Studies 20 (Fall 1979):3-36.
    • Lester Bush, Jr. “Brigham Young in Life and Death: A Medical Overview,” Journal of Mormon History 5 (1978):79-103.
    • Leonard J. Arrington, “The Settlement of the Brigham Young Estate, 1877-79,” Pacific Historical Review 21 (February 1952):1-20.
    • Susan Easton Black and Larry C. Porter, eds. The Lion of the Lord: Essays on the Life and Service of Brigham Young (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995).

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