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Thomas Wright Kirby autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 706

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. These materials were created when Kirby was in the territorial penitentiary of Utah for polygamy. Kirby was born in England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852, performed missionary work in England, migrated to Utah in 1863 where he lived in several different places, took additional wives, joined the United Order, and went to prison for polygamy. His diary covers the years 1886 to 1887 when he was in the penitentiary.

Dates

  • 1887

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

Biographical History

LDS missionary, pioneer, and local Church leader.

Extent

1 item (ca. 200 pages)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Autobiography and diary
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 March 31
Description rules
Appm
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