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Robert Lang Campbell papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2211

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one personal tax ledger book for Great Salt Lake City during the years 1856-1857, just prior to the Utah War. It contains a record of personal taxes paid, recorded by Ward, and by individuals in the Ward. It includes the records of twenty Wards as well as the Sugar House Ward. The ledger book also includes the names of several early and important members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Brigham Young.


  • 1856-1857


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

Biographical / Historical

Robert Lang Campbell was born January 21, 1825 to Alexander Campbell and Agnes Lang in Scotland. He was baptized in August 1842. He served a mission in Scotland and Wales from 1843-1845. He emigrated to Utah, and was engaged in clerical work in Nauvoo and in Salt Lake City. While in Salt Lake, he was the chief clerk/city recorder in the Church Historian's office. He died April 11, 1872.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The material in this collection was owned by M&S Books, Inc., and prior to that, by Rick Grunder and Steven Barnett. This collection was purchased from M&S Books, Inc.based in Providence, Rhode Island, on 30 October 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; M&S Books, Inc.; 1999.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in Folder 2. Photocopy of original available in Folder 3.

Related Materials

See also Robert Lang Cambell letter (Vault MSS 118) and Robert Lang Campbell collection (Vault MSS 496).

Register of Robert Lang Campbell papers
Rose Frank
18 March 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