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Abiel Leonard letter to A. P. Stevenson

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8883
Handwritten letter from Leonard, missionary bishop of Salt Lake City for the Episcopal Church, to Miss A. P. Stevenson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated January 30, 1900. The letter notes the receipt of a note and gift from Miss Stevenson, mentions an outing he took to rest from his labors, and mentions sending a photograph of himself (not included). The letter is written on "Bishop's House" letterhead, and includes an envelope postmarked January 31, 1900.


  • 1900 January 30


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1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Biographical History

The Right Reverend Abiel Leonard (1848–1903) was the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah.

Abiel Leonard was born June 26, 1848 in Fayette, Missouri. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1870 and General Theological Seminary, New York, in 1873. On October 21, 1875, Leonard married Flora Terry Thompson and they had six children together. Leonard went on to become a noted Episcopal bishop, serving as bishop of Utah and Nevada from 1888 to 1903.

Abiel Leonard died in on December 3, 1903 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Custodial History

Purchased from Noushin Books and Company in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Noushin Books and Company; June 2016.


Utah and American West cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.4, November 2013)


1 sheet (2 pages) ; 21 x 27 cm, folded to 21 x 14 cm + 1 envelope

Processing Information

Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2016.


Register of Abiel Leonard letter to A. P. Stevenson
Ryan K. Lee
2016 August 15
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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States