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Thomas Waters Cropper autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 654

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Some of the item is in Cropper's own hand. The rest was dictated to his daughters. Cropper was born in Texas, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and migrated to Utah in 1856. One fourth of the original party turned back in 1853 when they heard of the Mormon doctrine of polygamy. He describes the immigrant group killed by Mormons at Mountain Meadows in 1857. Cropper lived in Fillmore, Utah, and later moved to Deseret, Utah. He served in the Utah Militia during the Black Hawk War and described an encounter with Indians at Fort Deseret.

Dates

  • 1926

Creator

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

Biographical History

Mormon pioneer a member of the Utah militia.

Extent

1 item (68 p.)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Thomas Waters Cropper autobiography
Status
Completed
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 March 29
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

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