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Parley P. Pratt affidavit

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2227
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Image of Parley P. Pratt affidavit

Scope and Contents

Handwritten affidavit in the suit of Hiram Kimball versus Parley P. Pratt to recover goods sold to Pratt which he, allegedly, was intending to carry West without paying for them.


  • 1846


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Parley P. Pratt was born April 12, 1807 in Burlington, New York, to Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson Pratt. He served as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1835 to his death in 1857. Pratt also served in several missions for the Church, including the British Mission (April 1841-October 1842 and October 1846-January 1847); Eastern States Mission (president from December 1844-August 1845); and was the first Latter-day Saint missionary in South America (March 1851-March 1852). It was while serving a mission that Parley P. Pratt was assassinated May 13, 1857, in Alma, Arkansas.


2 folders (0.06 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Purchased through Peter Crawley in 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Peter Crawley; 1984.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in folder 2.

Register of Parley P. Pratt affidavit
Elisa Visick
2010 October 4
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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