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Joseph Smith Black autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 742

Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Black wrote this account when he was in the Utah Penitentiary for polygamy. The autobiography starts in the year 1877 when Black was living in Deseret, Utah. He writes about his life in Deseret, his avoidance of federal officials while resisting arrest for polygamy, and his subsequent incarceration in prison.

Dates

  • 1889-1890

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The originals are restricted due to their poor condition. Photocopies are 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 Joseph Smith Black autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Mormon pioneer, polygamist, and bishop.

Extent

1 v. (125 pages) photocopies (125 pages)

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Joseph Smith Black autobiography
Status
Completed
Author
Rose Frank
Date
14 April 2011
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

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