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A brief history of the life of Frederick Weight by himself

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3200

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript . Weight wrote about his early life in England and his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He migrated to the United States in 1849 and came to Utah in 1851. He settled first in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his wife died in child birth. Weight married Mary Milnes. He wrote about grasshopper troubles in 1854 and about his move to Springville, Utah, in 1856. He worked as a plasterer and a general laborer and faced constant trouble to support himself and his family. He married Elizabeth Babcock in 1865 and was found guilty of unlawful cohabitation in 1888.


  • Approximately 1895


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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 A brief history of the life of Frederick Weight by himself must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Weight was a Mormon pioneer who settled in Springville, Utah.


39 p. (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

This autobiography was photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection reel number 8.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of A brief history of the life of Frederick Weight by himself
Lucy Brimhall
2013 April 12
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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