Fisher family correspondence
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 97
Scope and Contents
Contains seventy separate documents, most of which are letters from the friends and family of Willard Fisher between 1849-1897. While the majority of the letters contain personal and family information, some letters include discussions on Church history and society. There are also discussions by Edmond on the Cutlerite Movement in Manti, Iowa.
- Fisher, Rufus (Person)
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 Fisher family correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
The collection contains letters received by Willard Fisher from various friends and relatives. Willard was a Mormon born February 18, 1801 in Wrenthem, Massachusetts. He lived in Nauvoo during the height of the Mormon occupation. He eventually disassociated himself from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and moved to Wisconsin where he became a prominent citizen. Among the letters in the collection are those from Willard's brothers, Edmund and Rufus. Both were born in Massachusetts. Edmund on July 7, 1803 and Rufus on December 11, 1804. Both Men were active in the LDS Church. While Rufus and his family eventually emigrated to Utah, Edmund remained behind in Iowa where he became associated with Alpheus Cutler and his Church of Christ movement.
1 folder (0.2 linear ft.)
Holograph letters written to Willard Fisher from various friends and relatives including his brother Edmund and Rufus. Most of the items deal with family and personal matters, but some include discussions on Mormon Church history and society. Edmund also tells about the Cutlerite Movement (Church of Christ) with which he had become associated.
Other Finding Aids
Register available in repository.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS97.xml
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased in 1976 from Steven Barnett.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Processed; Craig L. Foster; 1980.
- Register of Fisher family correspondence
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 February
- 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.