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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.

Dates

  • 1875-1942

Creator

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.

Extent

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Mormon woman who lived in Utah, Idaho, and Canada.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Clair Nelson; 1976.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Title
Register of Lydia Susanna Goaslind Purnell papers
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 April 19
Description rules
appm
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States