Lydia Susanna Goaslind Purnell papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1796
Handwritten and typewritten correspondence, histories, biographies, genealogical group sheets, patriarchal blessings, diaries, and land indentures in Idaho. The correspondence are between Purnell, her husband, and other relatives and deal largely with family matters. One of the letters is an account of the Battle of Bear River in 1863 by an observer. Purnell also writes to many persons about family history. Purnell also writes about being a polygamous wife and the various persecutions by federal officials relating to the practice. Also included are biographies and genealogies of the family.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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 Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Mormon woman who lived in Utah, Idaho, and Canada.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Clair Nelson; 1976.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Bear River Massacre, Idaho, 1863 -- History
- Home and Family
- Mormon women -- Canada -- History
- Mormon women -- Idaho -- History
- Mormon women -- Utah -- History
- Mormons -- History
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) -- History
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Polygamy -- West (U.S.) -- History -- Sources
- Purnell, Lydia Susanna Goaslind, 1859-1942
- Social Life and Customs
- Register of Lydia Susanna Goaslind Purnell papers
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 April 19
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