John Van Cott papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, diaries, and a family history. The correspondence is between Van Cott and family members. Also included are handwritten and signed letters from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, to Van Cott. The diaries cover the time when Van Cott served as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1862. He was in Iowa City, Iowa, when the first handcart companies left for Utah.
- Van Cott, John, 1814-1883 (creator, Person)
- Van Cott, Annie A. (Annie Anderson), 1882-1970 (contributor, Person)
- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 (contributor, Person)
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Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Van Cott papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
John Van Cott (1814-1883) was a Mormon pioneer, mission president for the Mormon Church in Scandinavia, and polygamist. He lived in Salt Lake City, Utah.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions -- Scandinavia
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Presidents
- Histories (Literary works)
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- Scandinavia
- Mormon Church -- Presidents
- Mormon pioneers -- History
- Mormons -- Correspondence
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Polygamy -- Utah -- History
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History
- Scandinavia -- History
- Van Cott, John, 1814-1883 -- Diaries
- Register of John Van Cott papers
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 April 18
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.