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Carrington family letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3144

Scope and Contents

Collection includes five letters, including: a letter from Albert Carrington to Calvin Saxton Woods Carrington [C. S.], 20 December 1884 (2 pages, signed, 21 x 13.5 cm.) discussing his son's search for a position as a music teacher, as well as relating the burning down of one "B. W." 's house; a letter from George Sims to Albert Carrington, 5 December 1855 (2 pages, signed, 24.5 x 20 cm.) [Carrington is on a trip with the First Presidency of the LDS Church to Fillmore, Utah, the first capitol of the state, where they are framing some laws. Sims writes to tell Carrington that his family is well; says that "a few inquiries have been made to know who is Bos, now the Presidency and members of Legislature are gone"; discusses getting Carrington some new shoes; and alludes to a few matters of business at the "Governors office."]; a letter from Rhoda Maria Woods Carrington [RM Carrington] to "My Deare Sone" [Calvin Saxton Woods Carrington],17 September 1884 (4 pages, signed, 20.5 x 12.5 cm.) discussing family matters; a letter from Rhoda Maria Woods Carrington [RM Carrington] to "C.S. Carrington, my Dear Sone," 19 September 1884 (4 pages, signed, 20.5 x 12.5 cm.) discussing family matters; and a letter from Rhoda Maria Woods Carrington [RM Carrington] to "Mr. CS Carrington, Mye Dear Sone," 24 September 1884 (4 pages, signed, 20.5 x 12.5 cm.) discussing family matters.

Dates

  • 1855-1884, bulk 1884

Creator

Language of Materials

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

Biographical History

Albert Carrington was born 8 January 1813 in Royalton, Vermont and joined the LDS Church in 1841. He was considered one of the early Church intellectuals, having attended Dartmouth. He came to Utah in 1847 and was prominent in the Stansbury expedition. He was editor of the Deseret News and acted as the Church historian for a time. He helped draft the Utah Constitution, served as Speaker of the House in the Utah Legislature, acted as Brigham Young's secretary, and served four times as the European Mission President. He was ordained an Apostle on 3 July 1870 and set apart as Assistant Counselor to Brigham Young on 9 May 1874. He was excommunicated 7 November 1885 on charges of adultery but was rebaptized 1 November 1887. He died 19 September 1889. He was married to Rhoda Maria Woods (1824-1886) and one of their children was Calvin Saxton Woods Carrington (1865-1930).

Biographical History

George Sims (1822-1865) was baptized in 1848 and arrived in Utah in 1853. He worked in Brigham Young's office as a secretary and was later a Church elder.

Extent

1 folder (5 letters, 3 envelopes)

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Carrington family letters
Author
Andrea Wyss
Date
2011 March 16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States