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William Henry Tovey's territorial prison journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3003

Scope and Contents

Original journal kept during his imprisonment at the Utah Territorial Prison, dealing with prison life and activities. Individuals mentioned in the journal include Legrand Young, Charles Zane, George Q. Cannon and others. An accompanying typescript of the journal, prepared by Glenda Breslin in 1995, includes photocopies of legal documents concerning Tovey's case. The typescript also includes a name index.


  • 1886-1887


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 William Henry Tovey's territorial prison journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 folders ; (0.16 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Came to BYU from Tovey's great-granddaughter, Glenda Breslin, in 1999. Donated by Glenda Breslin 920 North 8th East Mountain Home, Idaho 83647 (208) 587-9759.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Glenda Breslin.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of William Henry Tovey's territorial prison journal
In Progress
Rose Frank
28 February 2011
Description rules
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