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Biography of James Allred

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 937

Scope and Contents

Biography of James Allred, the author's father who was a High Priest in the Mormon Church, member of the Nauvoo Legion and one of the Prophet Joseph Smith's bodyguards. He helped to build the Nauvoo Temple and assisted in giving endowments. His wife, Elizabeth, made the first Temple garments under Joseph's direction. Includes a brief account of events surrounding the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum, the trek across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley, and significant family events.


  • 1880


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Sketch

Mormon Church leader, missionary, pioneer, Utah militia leader, Indian fighter, and translator of Indian languages.


4 p. (0.05 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1977.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy by BYU Archives, 1988.

Physical Description

Typewritten photocopy.

Register of Biography of James Allred
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 July 26
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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