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Miles Anderson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2061

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 2 diaries covering briefly related experiences and financial dealings of Anderson during the period of 1842-1856, from Nauvoo to the Utah Territory. Also includes patriarchal blessings given by Hyrum Smith and John Smith, as well as other documents and correspondence. Two diaries, family correspondence, patriarchal blessings, family land deeds, Nauvoo Legion Certificate, and War of 1812 pension certificate.


  • 1799-1877


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopies available for patron use.

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 History

Miles Anderson (1795-1896) fought in the War of 1812 and enlisted in the Georgia Militia. He married Nancy Pace in 1821 and they had nine children. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842 and emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1851. He served a mission to Las Vegas with his son, William Rucker from 1856-1857.


1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Register available.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The items in this collection remained in the possession of the Anderson family until being donated to BYU in June 1997. Pat Hansen, the donor, received the items from her grandmother, Eliza Ann Anderson Gunn, who inherited them from her grandfather, Miles Anderson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Pat Hansen, June 1997.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Miles Anderson papers
Amy Perez
2011 March 17
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