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Correspondence and poems

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 404

Scope and Contents

Four handwritten and signed letters and a book of handwritten poetry. Harmon sends one letter to his father, Jesse Pierce Harmon, and receives two letters from family members. These items describe some of the plans for the Mormon migration to Utah and the conditons of settlement there. Handwritten letter from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church; dated 8 June 1866; and addressed to Harmon in Washington, Utah. Young responds to Harmon's inquiry concerning prices of goods. "If you get southern prices for your work, you should also be expected to pay southern prices for goods." Handwritten book of poems. Harmon writes about Mormon Church leaders and Mormon-related issues.


  • 1846-1866


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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

Biographical / Historical

Mormon pioneer.


4 item (9 pages) + 1 vol. (48 pages)

Other Finding Aids

Collection-level inventory available online.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Correspondence and poems
Leslie Evens
2011 October 19
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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