Photocopies of handwritten and printed certificates, applications, correspondence, patriarchal blessings, and miscellaneous items. Most of the materials relate to Nelson's militia activities in Nauvoo, Illinois and in Utah. They include certificates relating to his various military appointments and applications for pensions relating to his military service. A few items relate to the "Walker War" (1853-1854) with the Ute Indians. A few of the materials were signed by the Mormon Church leaders Brigham Young (1801-1877) and Joseph Smith (1805-1844).
- Higgins, Nelson, 1806-1890 (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 Nelson Higgins certificates must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
52 items (52 leaves)
Latter-Day Saint pioneer, colonizer, member of the "Mormon Battalion," and militia leader.
Donated by Allen C. Williams in 1982.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Allen C. Williams; 1982.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Applications for positions
- Illinois. Militia. Nauvoo Legion -- History
- Mormons -- Utah -- History
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) -- History
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844
- Utah. Militia -- History
- Ute Indians -- Wars -- History
- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
- Register of Nelson Higgins certificates
- Elisa Visick
- 2010 September 16
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