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George Reynolds autobiography

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Identifier: MSS 4179

Scope and Contents note

George Reynolds writes about his clandestine visits to meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a young man. Because he was baptized in 1856, his parents were advised to shut him up in an asylum. They didn’t take that advice. He was called to preach in 1861, and continued to strengthen the Church in England until his immigration to Utah in 1865. In Utah, he worked in the office of the Presidency of the Church. He served a mission to England in 1871, but contracted smallpox and had to be sent home. He went to court for keeping the law of plural marriage. This autobiography ended after he had had six children with his wife Mary Ann and two with Amelia Jane, around 1877 or 1878.


  • circa 1878


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from George Reynolds autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

George Reynolds was born January 1, 1842 in London, England. He married Mary Ann Tuddenham in 1865, Amelia Jane Schofield in 1874 and Mary Goold in 1885. He had thirty-one children. He passed away on August 9, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The autobiography of George Reynolds, an early member of the LDS church from London, England, circa 1878.

Custodial History note

Donated by the Church Educational System in 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Church Educational System; 1993.

Appraisal note

LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Chrsitine Swindler; 27 July 2007.

Register of George Reynolds autobiography
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
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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