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Rules of Pen Library

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7679

Scope and Contents

Manuscript was written by Rudger Clawson for the Utah Territorial Penitentiary. It describes the rules for checking out books within the penitentiary by the inmates. It is one page long and the only known draft. The document was created circa 1885. There is also a typescript included.


  • approximately 1885


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 the Rules of Pen Library must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Rudger Judd Clawson (March 12, 1857 – June 21, 1943) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1898 until his death in 1943. He also served as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from 1921 until his death and as a member of the First Presidency of the LDS Church for five days in 1901.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)




Maintained in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Brent Ashworth in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Brent Ashworth; 2010.


Procedure within the Utah Territorial Penitentiary.

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Devon Zimmerman, student manuscript processor, and David Whittaker, curator; November 2010.
Register of Rules of Pen Library
Devon Zimmerman
2010 November 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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