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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.

Dates

  • 1836-1860

Creator

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.

Extent

2 folders

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).

Custodial History

Donated by Golda Rusk in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Golda Rusk; 1986.

Appraisal

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Title
Register of George Pectol autobiography
Status
in_progress
Author
Patsy Shin Hernandez
Date
2010 July 30
Description rules
appm
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States