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Philo Johnson autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1987

Scope and Contents

Photocopied and typewritten autobiography. Johnson tells mainly about his conversion to the Mormon faith, his experiences in Nauvoo with leaders of the Mormon Church and the Nauvoo Legion, and his migration to Utah. Philo mentions a retaliation by Mormon settlers against Native Americans in "Tutullry Valley" because of cattle stealing in 1850. He also mentions his own participation in this event. He first settled in Salt lake City but moved to Payson in 1857. He mentions seeing Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the Mormon church leader, on a horse.


  • 1894


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

Biographical Note

Mormon hatter, pioneer, and member of the Nauvoo Legion.


11894 item (5 leaves)(0.02 linear ft.)


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of Philo Johnson autobiography
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 September 17
Description rules
Language of description
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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