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William Wilson Sterrett autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 879

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies of the holograph of Sterrett's autobiography and some patriarchal blessings he gave.


  • 1897


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 William Wilson Sterrett autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Sterrett was a postmaster and a Mormon pioneer, missionary, and patriarch. He served in the war with Mexico. He stopped in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1850 on the way to the gold fields in California. He joined the Mormon Church in 1851. He helped build Fort Supply in Wyoming and served in the Elk Mountain Mission for the Mormon Church. He lived in Salt Lake City, Beaver, and Cove, Utah as well as Paris, Idaho.


40 p. (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated in 1976.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1976.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Reproduced in 1976?

Register of William Wilson Sterrett autobiography
Elisa Visick
2010 July 21
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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