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Ebeneezer Emory Gore autobiography

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Identifier: MSS SC 2473

Scope and Contents

Typewritten carbon copy of an autobiography with pencilled corrections composed in Lawrence, Kansas in 1904. Gore participated in an overland journey to Jacksonville, Oregon in 1852 and presents many insights into frontier and pioneer life. Gore was familiar with the Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio and in Nauvoo, Illinois. After the Mormons arrived in Kirtland, "the chicken-roosts suffered ... and the herds of stock frequently became reduced." When confronted the Mormons "would acknowledge the act but would justify themselves by saying that their prohpet [sic] had received a special revelation from God" allowing them to take all they needed. Gore called the Mormons of Nauvoo "those sinful people" and stated he saw the corpse of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Mormon Church. "He was as black as my hat."


  • 1904


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

Biographical note

American farmer and pioneer who was born in Halifax, Vermont who moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1826, to Charleston, Iowa in 1840, and later to Lawrence, Kansas in 1879.


1 item (20 p.)(0.03 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1986.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Ebeneezer Emory Gore autobiography
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 October 29
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

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Brigham Young University
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