Archive: "polygamy" Tag

Wilford Woodruff letters

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Wilford Woodruff letters (MSS 8173). This collection includes letters written between Wilford Woodruff and members of his family. Letters are to his wife Emma S. Woodruff and to his children Clara and Blanch. Also included are letters from Emma Woodruff to …

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H. H. (Harvey Harris) Cluff diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: H. H. Cluff diary (MSS SC 1946). Collection includes a handwritten diary by Harvey H. Cluff from 1887-1888. Cluff records events relating to his church activities. He talks about church talks, church courts, and reactions to the activities of …

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Jennie Anderson Froiseth letters and advertisement

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. …

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Susa Young Gates notebook

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized item: Susa Young Gates notebook (MSS SC 820). This is a holograph original of the piece “A Grateful Mother’s Standpoint” given to her, as she believed, by inspiration. The story deals with the biblical Rachel and her life in polygamy. …

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H. B. Colton letter

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: H. B. Colton letter (MSS 4205). This includes an amusing letter written in 1857 from a bored and overworked railroad office worker describing Indianapolis society and longing for the company of old friends in Lockport. Reflecting, undoubtedly, on the Utah War, Colton …

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Emma Wartstill (or Waitstill) Mecham Nielson diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Emma Wartstill Mecham Nielson diary (MSS 601). This item is a handwritten diary by a plural wife. Nielson writes about her position as first wife to Frihoff Godfrey Nielson, tells about her husband’s attempts to flee from federal officials pursuing him for …

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Elizabeth Kane’s Change of Heart

The following is an essay by Ashley Alvarez, research assistant for Ryan Lee, curator of 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts. Since October 2015, she has been researching the writings of Elizabeth Kane for a future book project: A brief account of  Elizabeth Kane’s trip to St. George, 1872-1873 “The longest Christmas I ever spent!” …

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Isaac Russell and Pratt family letters

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Isaac Russell and Pratt family letters (Vault MSS 497). This collection contains primarily correspondence between Russell and his family and letters to and from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including some to and from Russell during his mission in …

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