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George Pectol autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1085

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a holograph document. The item purports to be a diary but was written retrospectively. Pectol tells of his conversion to the Mormon faith, the emigration of his family by wagon to Utah, and early settlement in Manti, Utah. The accounts often sermonize about the veracity of the Mormon Church and comment on its history. Much of the autobiography was written on the empty spaces of an account book with financial reports from 1836 to 1840. It records business transactions of Pectol in Indiana.


  • 1836-1860
  • 1836-1860


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

Biographical History

Mormon convert (1846) and pioneer to Utah (1850). Married Sarah Reeser (1828) and settled in Manti (1850-1861) and in St. George, Utah (1861-1869).


2 folders

2 folders

Custodial History

Donated by Golda Rusk in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Golda Rusk; 1986.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of George Pectol autobiography
In Progress
Patsy Shin Hernandez
2010 July 30
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