George Pectol autobiography
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1085
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.
- Pectol, George (Person)
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.
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).
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
- Patsy Shin Hernandez
- 2010 July 30
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