Hosea Stout letters and photos
Scope and Contents
This collection contains letters written to and from Hosea Stout. Also includes photographs of family members, places, and formal portraits.
- Stout, Alvira Wilson (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 Hosea Stout collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Hosea Stout (1810-1889) was a Mormon pioneer.
Hosea Stout was born September 18, 1810 in Kentucky. He was separated from his family for almost four years because of poverty and spent the time with the Shakers. After reuniting with his family, Hosea readjusted himself to his family life until his mother died when he was fourteen years old. At that time, he went away to work, doing odd jobs for nearby farmers. From here he was called to join a volunteer company to fight in the Black Hawk War during which time he joined the Methodist Church. Then, in 1830, he became acquainted with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but was not baptized until 1838. Hosea then followed the Church to Nauvoo and finally to Utah where he died in 1889.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2036.xml
This collection was purchased from Gail Sweeney, a great-, great-, granddaughter to Hosea Stout. The papers had been previously passed down through family members to Gail's grandmother, who in turn gave them to her.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Gail Sweeney.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Hosea Stout letters and photos
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 March 14
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.