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George Pectol autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2750

Scope and Contents

Two typewritten copies of excerpts from an autobiography. Some of the account is written in the form of a diary. Pectol writes about his conversion to the Mormon Church, his migration to Utah in 1850, and his life in Manti, Utah, starting in 1850. Pectol describes life in Manti including disagreements with his wife and encounters with the local Ute Indians before, during, and after the "Walker War" of 1853 to 1854.


  • 1846-1858


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 George Pectol autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Convert to the Mormon Church and pioneer to Utah.


2 items (37 p.)

Custodial History

Donated by Loman Hutchings in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Loman Hutchings; 1986.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in Folder 1.

Register of George Pectol autobiography
In Progress
Elisa Visick
2010 December 1
Description rules
Language of description
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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