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Nancy Alexander Tracy autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 918

Scope and Contents

Typescript of autobiography. Nancy was born in New York and raised by her grandparents. She married Moses Tracy in 1832 and joined the Mormon Church in 1834. She lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Far West, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; "Winter Quarters"; and Ogden, Utah. She witnessed and experienced some of the persecutions of Mormons in Missouri and Illinois. She went with her husband on a mission to New York and was a member of the Mormon Relief Society in Nauvoo. She covers her life until 1860.


  • 1885

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 Nancy Alexander Tracy autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Note

Mormon pioneer, housewife, and mother.


31 p. (0.09 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by David Cunningham in 1976; Written on first page: "My Great Grandmother, on my Mother's side, David E. Ellingson, March 9/[19]75".

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David Cunningham; 1976.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Nancy Alexander Tracy autobiography
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 July 22
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
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