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Wilford Woodruff letter to Susanna Mehetable Rogers Sangiovanni Pickett Keate

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 696
Handwritten and signed letter, dated April 22, 1845, addressed to Susannah Sangiovanni. The manuscript accompanied another by Heber C. Kimball (Vault MSS 697). The item gives an intimate look at the feelings and the attitudes of the Mormon leaders during the period after the death of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and before the Mormons were driven from Nauvoo, Illinois starting in 1846.

Dates

  • 1845 April 22

Creator

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 Wilford Woodruff letter to Susanna Mehetable Rogers Sangiovanni Pickett Keate must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Wilford Woodruff was the fourth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who issued the proclamation that relinquished the church practice of polygyny.

Custodial History

This letter came to the university as part of the Pickett Family Papers (MSS SC 1241) in 1976.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Publications: LeGrand Baker, "Letter from Wilford Woodruff," Friends of the Brigham Young University Newsletter, 13 no. 2 (Spring 1976).

General

Holograph, signed.
Title
Register of Wilford Woodruff letter to Susanna Mehetable Rogers Sangiovanni Pickett Keate
Status
completed
Author
Leslie Evens
Date
2011 December 2
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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