Handwritten autobiography. Ann Lee tells about her family's conversion to Mormonism in Australia, their emigration to Utah, and her life as a Mormon woman in southern Utah. She gives details of the brutal activities of Mormon leaders including those of John D. Lee, her husband. She converted to Catholicism later in her life. While the work makes references to historical events, the researcher is cautioned that most of the work seems to be pure fiction.
- approximately 1900
- Lee, Ann Gordge, 1848-ca. 1915 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Original restricted. Photocopy and typescript available for public use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ann Gordge Lee autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
1 v. (86 p.)(0.25 linear ft.)
Mormon settler of southern Utah and plural wife of John D. Lee (1812-1877).
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Finding aid available in repository.
Other Finding Aids Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSSSC1706.xml
The item was purchased by Brigham Young University from Betty A. Riley of Hemet, California, in 1987.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Betty A. Riley; 1987.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopy of original available in Folder 1. Transcription available in Folder 2. Photocopy of incomplete version in different hand also available at MSS 5857.
- Register of Ann Gordge Lee autobiography
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 August 27
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- 2017 April 12: - Updated “Conditions Governing Access” note to say there is a photocopy and typescript. - Added “Existence and Location of Copies” note. Ryan Lee