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Brigham Young lease

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5880

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes one contract for a lease of land entered into by Brigham Young and his brother Phineas in Mendon, Monroe County, New York in 1829.


  • 1829


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Brigham Young lease must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Brigham Young was born June 1, 1801 in Whitingham, Vermont. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1832 and became its leader in 1844. He led the church's pioneer exodus to the Salt Lake Valley. Brigham served as President of the church until his death in 1877.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



One contract for lease of land for Brigham and Phineas Young, 1829.

Custodial History note

Donated by the Cooley Family Association of America, c/o Jay Smith in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Cooley Family Association of America; 1989.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; Meghan Mathews; 20 August 2007.

Register of Brigham Young lease
Karen Glenn and Meghan Mathews, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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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