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Pratt family correspondence, 1841-1893

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 497 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence to and from the Pratt family and the Snively family. Includes letters by Parley P. Pratt, as well as from the extended family of Pratt's wife Hannahette S. Pratt and her sister Susanna S. Young. Also includes certificates and other documents related to the family. Materials date from between 1841 and 1893.


  • 1841-1893


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use color copies.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

The Pratt family were early Mormon converts and pioneers.

Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857) was an early Mormon leader, serving as an apostle from 1835 until his death in 1857. Pratt practiced plural marriage, and had twelve wives and thirty children. These included Thankful Halsey Pratt (1797-1837), Mary Ann Frost Pratt (1808-1891, divorced 1853), Elizabeth Brotherton Pratt (1817-1897), Mary Wood Pratt (1818-1898), Hannahette Snively Pratt (1812-1898), Belinda Martin Pratt (1820-1894), Sarah Huston Pratt (1822-1886), Phoebe E. Soper (1823-1887), Martha Monks Pratt (1825-1894), Ann Agatha Walker (1829-1908), Keziah Downes (1812-1877), and Eleanor Jane McComb (1817-1874).


4 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Scanned color copies, and transcriptions of materials are in Folder 8-14.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States