Jennie Anderson Froiseth letters and advertisement

Jennie Anderson Froiseth (1849-1930). Photo credit: Utah State Historical Society.

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Jennie Anderson Froiseth letters and advertisement (MSS 3875). Collection includes four letters by Froiseth written between 1881 and 1882 as part of her work to abolish polygamy. Two of the letters are on the printed stationery of the Anti-Polygamy Standard. Also includes a manuscript advertisement.

Jennie Anderson Froiseth was born in 1849 in Ireland or New York. She was married to a civil engineer named Bernard M. Froiseth and had two children, named Ethel R. (4-years-old in 1880) and Bernard A. (5 months old in 1880). She wrote a book called “The Women of Mormonism: The Story of Polygamy As Told by the Victims Themselves in 1882.” Jennie Anderson Froiseth died in 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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