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Danford Booth apprentice indenture

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8856

Content Description

Signed manuscript for the indenture of John N. Cadby as an apprentice to Booth to work on his farm in Manchester, New York, until he is twenty-one years of age. Document was also signed by Minerva P. Cadby, mother of John, and witnessed by Henry M. Booth and Rachel A. Morgan. Dated October 21, 1833.


  • 1833 October 21


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Danford Booth apprentice indenture must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Danford Booth (1804-1890) was a farmer in Manchester, New York, and knew the family of Oliver Cowdrey.

Danford Booth was born September 8, 1804, in New City, Rockland, New York to Sharon Booth and Ruth Gillet. He was a farmer in the Palmyra/Manchester area of upstate New York. He was married to Caroline Caldwell, and they had one son before her death in 1830. Danford then married Sarah "Sally" Morgan, and they had eight children. Sarah died in 1876, and Danford married Elizabeth Hoff the same year. Booth has been quoted in some documents related to the early Mormon church from interviews regarding his relationship and knowledge of early Mormon leaders, particularly Oliver Cowdery.

Danford Booth died January 13, 1890, and is buried in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville, Ontario County, New York.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : 1 sheet / 1 p. ; 33 x 20 cm

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Custodial History

Purchased from Rick Grunder Books in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Rick Grunder Books; April 2016.


LDS cultural, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1V a.i. 1 and 4, November 2013.)

Processing Information

Processed; Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2016.

Register of Danford Booth apprentice indenture
Ryan K. Lee
2016 April 26
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States