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Alexander McRae letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 866

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photocopy of a handwritten transcription of letters that were transcribed from a microfilm copy of letters composed by Alexander McRae. Most of the letters were addressed to McRae's children and other family members. They deal largely with personal matters, but he mentions some business concerns and recounts some of the news of Salt Lake City. Some are official letters concerned with bishopric and related church matters. Dated 1880 to 1886.


  • 1880-1886


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Alexander McRae was a soldier, tailor, sheriff, militia captain, and bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the Salt Lake City 11th Ward from 1857 to 1891.


1 volume (148 pages) ; 28 cm

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Transcribed from a microfilm copy by Anna Thacker, Margaret McRae and Garnet Standage. Transcription donated by Anna Thacker in 1976.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Anna Thacker; 1976.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm copy of the letters held by Tressa Wallace and the Church History Library.

Register of Alexander McRae letters
Elisa Visick
2010 July 21
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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