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.
- Black, Joseph Smith, 1836-1910 (Person)
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.
1 v. (125 pages) photocopies (125 pages)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Joseph Smith Black autobiography
- Rose Frank
- 14 April 2011
- Description rules
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.