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W. D. poetry and illustrations

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1303

Scope and Contents

Two unbound booklets of handwritten poetry with pen and ink illustrations. One of the booklets is a fully illustrated poem entitled "A Mormon Romance" which satirizes the Mormon practice of polygamy. On the cover of this item is a pen and ink illustration of Nauvoo, Ill. The other item contains poems describing the author's experiences while visiting the Mormon community of Nauvoo, Illinois in 1840 when she was introduced to the Mormon Church, met Brigham Young, and heard a sermon preached. On the cover of this item is a pen and ink illustration of a sermon being preached inside the Mormon temple at Nauvoo taken from the author's original sketch made in 1840 during the sermon.

Dates

  • 1871

Creator

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 W.D. poetry and illustrations must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon poet and illustrator.

Extent

1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Creator

Title
Register of W. D. poetry and illustrations
Status
Completed
Author
Patsy Shin Hernandez
Date
2010 August 6
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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