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Ellen Elvira Nash Parkinson papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 468

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a typewritten autobiography, two typewritten letters, and two biographies. In her autobiography, Parkinson writes about her life in Utah and Idaho, the polygamous marriage of her husband, and her attitude towards the Mormon Church. Also included is a brief biographical statement of Parkinson's daughter telling of Ellen's last years. The two letters are from Isaac B. Nash to "Vie" stating that he was given a three-month sentence for polygamy. The biography is of Mary Cramer Poole (1790-1881) and tells about her conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, her sailing on the ship Brooklyn to San Francisco, California, and how she made "much money" after gold was found nearby.


  • 1885-1940


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

Biographical / Historical

Mormon woman and teacher who lived in Preston and Franklin, Idaho and in Hyrum and Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 folder (0.2 linear ft.) : 34 p.




19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Register of Ellen Elvira Nash Parkinson papers
Rose Frank
14 April 2011
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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