Jennetta Richards letters
Scope and Contents
Five holograph letters plus typescripts of each. All of the letters were written to the family of Jennetta Richards (d. 1845) in England. Three are by Jennetta and were composed in Nauvoo, Illinois. They are largely concerned with family matters. One dated 8 July 1844 tells of the assassination of the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844).
One item is by Thomas Bullock and tells of the death of Jennetta in the summer of 1845. Another letter is by Willard Richards written from Winter Quarters, Nebraska, 24 April 1848. It is an attempt by Willard to keep in contact with his deceased wife's family while he emigrates to the West.
- Richards, Willard, 1804-1854 (Person)
- Richards, Jennetta, 1817-1845 (Person)
- Bullock, Thomas, 1816-1885 (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 Jennetta Richards letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Convert to the Mormon Church and wife of Willard Richards (1804-1854); Mormon Apostle, politician, postmaster, clerk, and historian. Thomas Bullock (1816-1885) was a Mormon newspaper publisher, clerk, and historian.
3 folders (0.3 linear ft.) : handwritten typewritten
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Acquisition; Deposited; Geneve W. Pingree.
- Register of Jennetta Richards letters
- Leslie Evens
- 2011 November 28
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.