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Orson Spencer letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1976

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten letters. Also included are typescripts of two of the items. The letters were written to Spencer's children when he was in St. Louis, Missouri and largely relate to family matters. Spencer gives fatherly advice to his daughters in a Mormon theological framework on how to conduct themselves and how to treat men.


  • 1853-1855


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 Orson Spencer letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Note

Mormon Church leader and educator. Spencer graduated from the theological college at Hamilton, New York and served as an alderman at Nauvoo, Illinois and as chancellor to the University of Deseret in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the president of the British Mission and the St. Louis Stake for the Mormon Church.


4 items (19 leaves)(0.03 linear ft.)


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Orson Spencer letters
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 September 17
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States