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Hannah Allen letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2449

Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed. The item was not dated but was composed some time in the early nineteenth century. The letter was written to Hannah's granddaughter, Jane Addams. Hannah, who was barely literate, tells Adams about a "Refamation" in the area of Tunbridge and Chelsea, Vermont. The family of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, lived in this area in the 1790s.


  • approximately 1810


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

Biographical History

Hannah Allen lived in Tunbridge, Vermont.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Rick Grunder in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Rick Grunder; 1986.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Hannah Allen letter
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2008 October 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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