Photocopy of a handwritten, incomplete version of Lee's autobiography. Ann Lee tells about her family's conversion to Mormonism in Australia, their emigration to Utah, and her life as a Mormon woman in southern Utah. She gives details of the brutal activities of Mormon leaders including those of John D. Lee, her husband. She converted to Catholicism later in her life. While the work makes references to historical events, the researcher is cautioned that much of the work seems to be pure fiction. This copy is incomplete compared to the one at MSS SC 1706, and is in a different hand, suggesting that it was dictated.
- Lee, Ann Gordge, 1848-ca. 1915 (Person)
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 Ann Gordge Lee autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
1 folder ; (0.08 linear ft.)
Biographical / Historical
Mormon settler of southern Utah and plural wife of John D. Lee.
These items was donated to Special Collections in 1993.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donation; Rick Grunder; 1993.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original version located at MSS SC 1706.
- Register of Ann Gordge Lee autobiography
- Rose Frank
- 2011 June 23
- Description rules
- Language of description
- 2017 April 12: - Updated “Scope and Content” note to indicate that it is incomplete and how it differs from the original in MSS SC 1706. - Updated “Related Materials” note - Added “Existence and Location of Originals” note. Ryan Lee