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Talitha C. Avery Cheney autobiography and a biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3237
Photocopy of microfilm copy of a typed autobiography. Cheney writes about her early life and her conversion to the Mormon Church in 1837. She moved with her family to Nauvoo, Illinois, where she heard sermons by Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Mormon Church. She also heard Brigham Young (1801-1877), second president of the Mormon Church. Talitha married William Howard Avery in 1844. He died in 1847. She migrated to Utah in 1853 and married Elam Cheney. She lived in Fairview, Utah, and later moved to Castle Valley, Utah. Also included is a photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten biography of Talitha written by a granddaughter.

Dates

  • 1895-1935

Creator

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 Talitha C. Avery Cheney autobiography and a biography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

2 items (9 p.)

Biographical / Historical

Cheney was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a pioneer to Utah.

Custodial History

These materials were copied from the 920 microfilm collections, reel 17.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Talitha C. Avery Cheney autobiography and a biography
Status
in_progress
Author
Rose Frank
Date
25 February 2011
Description rules
appm
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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