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Horsley and Burt family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 5864

Scope and Contents note

A Friendly Discussion Upon Religious Subjects, by Ben E. Rich, ca. 1890.Tract No. 2: The Plan of Salvation as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, by Elder John Morgan, belonging to Louise Horsley of 40 South 100 West, Brigham, Utah; for sale at the office of the Millennial Star in Liverpool, England, ca. 1850. The Latter-Day Saint’ Millennial Star, April 9, 1853. Advertisement for Salt Lake Business College, located in the Templeton Building, Salt Lake City, July 15th, 1897. Correspondence of William Horsley, 1886, 1901. William Horsley’s scrapbook of clippings from British and American newspapers, poetry, letters, thoughts, etc., (including his Patriarchal Blessing, 1886, poetry from his wife, a letter of appointment as President of the Bristol Conference, 1900, and the Articles of War of the Salvation, ca. 1890), Jan. 1885 – March 1902. 1 ledger, entitled Record. High Priest’s Quorum, Box Elder Stake of Zion, November 13, 1877. John [D.] Burt, Clk.; contains records of Church births, baptisms, ordinations in that Stake, 1808-1877; also accounts of High Priest’s Quorum meetings (when, where, who prayed, what was sung, and a detailed account of what was discussed), November 27, 1877 – December 28, 1881, minutes for November 1883 - April 30, 1892, and attendance 1877-1891.


  • 1850-1902


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

Biographical History

William Horsely (1847- ) married Elizabeth Preston Welch and had 8 children.

William Horsley was born in Hackney, London, on November 20, 1847 (FamilySearch says Soham, Cambridgeshire in 1842), to John Richard and Susan (or Cezanne) Clements Horsley. He married Elizabeth Preston Welch (31 March 1848), the third of fourteen children born to John and Eliza Billington Welch, on March 9, 1867, in Salt Lake City. They settled in Brigham City and raised eight children: William Clements (16 Jan. 1868), John Henry (29 Dec. 1869), Clarence Eugene (8 April 1872), Ernest Preston (19 Mar. 1875), Lizzie Louise (26 Oct. 1878), Lottie Eliza (19 Dec. 1883), Susan Lillian (2 May 1888), and LeGrande William (23 Aug. 1891).


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Papers about Horsley and Burt family members, including many documents related to the early Mormon church.

Custodial History note

Donated by A. Burt Horsley in 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; A. Burt Horsley; 1995.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; Amanda Clark; August 2007.

Register of Horsley and Burt family papers
Amanda Clark, Karen Glenn, student processors; John M. 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