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Thatcher, Moses, 1842-1909



  • Existence: 1842-1909

Biographical History

Moses Thatcher (1842-1909) was a Mormon apostle in Utah.


La poligamia mormona y la monogamia christiana comparadas, 1881: t.p. (El Elder Moises Thatcher, de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias)

RLIN, Oct. 4, 1999 (hdg.: Thatcher, Moses, 1842-1909; usage: Hon. Moses Thatcher)

Encyc. of Mormonism, IV, p. 1648 (Thatcher, Moses; b. Feb. 2, 1842, Springfield, Ill.; d. Aug. 21, 1909, Logan, Utah; Mormon Church officer and businessman)

Latter-day Saint biographical encyclopedia, 1909: vol.1 p.127-136 (Thatcher, Moses, member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles 1879-1896, born Sangamon county, Ill. Feb. 2, 1842; moved to Utah 1847; moved to Sacramento and Auburn, California 1849; relocated to Salt Lake City 1858; move to Cahce Vally in 1860; attended University of Deseret in 1860-61; organized Cache County board of trade and many other Boards of Trade in southern counties; directed extension of the Utah and Northern Railway northward from Franklin, Idaho; mission to Mexico; translated "Voice of Warning" into Spanish; wrote many editorials and magazine articles)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Moses Thatcher lecture

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4236
Scope and Contents Moses Thatcher lecture, 1886 contains a photocopy of an extract from a lecture given by Apostle Moses Thatcher in Lewiston, Utah in November 1886.

Charles W. Penrose papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 680
Scope and Contents Collection includes two printed pamphlets by Penrose, "Priesthood and Presidency" concerning the claims of the Reorganized Latter Day Saint Church, and "The Mountain Meadows Massacre" which includes details, statements, and testimonies of various people involved in the incident, bound together and containing some handwritten notations. Also included is a TLS to William S. Paine concerning the removal of Moses Thatcher from the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, 1915, 3 personal TLSs to Cassie Donahoo,...

Photographs of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles under President John Taylor

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 3712
Scope and Contents This large framed photo montage consists of images of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1881. The photographs are arranged in order of seniority: President John Taylor, Orson Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, Charles C. Rich, Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow, Franklin D. Richards, George Q. Cannon (1st Counselor), Joseph F. Smith (2nd Counselor), Brigham Young Jr., Albert Carrington, Moses Thatcher, Francis M. Lyman, and John Henry Smith. Around each photo is the man's age, stature...

Joseph Richardson letter to Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 187
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letters addressed to Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Richardson requests that Moses Thatcher be kept on the construction of the Utah Northern Railroad until further notice. Also included is a copy of the item apparently in the same hand. Dated September 7, 1875.

Moses Thatcher diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 731
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten diaries. The materials cover the years 1866 to 1868, 1878 to 1881, and 1883 to 1884. Thatcher writes about his missionary activities in Mexico and to the Shoshoni and Crow Indians.

Moses Thatcher diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 248
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries. The materials cover the years 1866 to 1868, 1878 to 1881, and 1883 to 1884. Thatcher writes about his missionary activities Great Britain for the Mormon Church and to the Crow and Shoshoni Indians. He also tells of his life in Logan, Utah.

Moses Thatcher letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2038
Scope and Contents One typewritten letter written on Thatcher Brothers Banking Company stationary. The item contains information concerning various business transactions.

Moses Thatcher letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2601
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter dated 19 Jan. 1903 and addressed to John M. Cannon. Thatcher informs Cannon that he is sending a stock certificate to him.

Moses Thatcher letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1111
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter, dated August 2, 1893, and addressed to William B. Preston. Thatcher writes about deeds to lands in Mexico "Made by Johnson and Crosby." Thatcher questions if the Mexican Colonization and Agricultural Company can own land in Mexico as a foreign corporation.