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Orson Hyde Elliott autobiography

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2059

Scope and Contents

Writes of his family's conversion to the Mormon Church prior to his birth; move to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1844; Iowa, 1846; and Utah, 1852. Discusses his disillusionment with Mormonism; and travels in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Includes mention of Brigham Young; plural marriage; Corinne, Utah; and several other topics. Some characters and words are difficult to read in this multi-generation photocopy.


  • 1899


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.) : photocopy

Custodial History

Photocopy lent to BYU by Blaine W. Elliott, Orem, Utah, beginning in September 1996. BYU Special Collections and Manuscripts used Elliott's copy to make another photocopy.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

More complete summary of Elliott's autobiography found in Davis Bitton, ed., Guide to Mormon diaries and autobiographies (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1977), 99, entry 712.

Register of Orson Hyde Elliott autobiography
Andrea Wyss
2011 April 20
Description rules
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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