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Prisons -- Utah -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Frederick Arthur Berlin letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230242007]
Identifier: MSS SC 513
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letter dated 11 July 1975. Berlin writes briefly about Andrew E. Berlin, his family and Mormon Church activities and his imprisonment for polygamy.
Dates: 1975

Joseph Smith Black autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 742
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography. Black wrote this account when he was in the Utah Penitentiary for polygamy. The autobiography starts in the year 1877 when Black was living in Deseret, Utah. He writes about his life in Deseret, his avoidance of federal officials while resisting arrest for polygamy, and his subsequent incarceration in prison.
Dates: 1889-1890

Angus M. Cannon diaries and letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 199
Scope and Contents Collection includes three handwritten diaries dated 1885 to 1886 two letters from 1891. In his diaries, Cannon writes about his imprisonment at the Utah State Penitentiary for polygamy and his subseqent experiences as a stake president for the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. His letters are addressed to his sons George and John, and to Levi Colvin of Payson, Utah. Photocopies and typescripts of the diaries are also included.
Dates: 1885-1891

Mina C. Cannon autograph books

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230345610]
Identifier: MSS 963
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten autograph books. Mina received greetings and well wishes from many prominent Utahns and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many of these items were written from the Utah State penitentiary by Church leaders incarcerated for polygamy.
Dates: 1881-1899

Winslow Farr journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1420
Scope and Contents Collection includes daily accounts of his family, his church mission to England (vol. 2), the Utah War, persecutions concerning his practice of polygamy, his subsequent prison sentence, and his life in Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, Mexico. Typescripts of the journals are also included in the collection.
Dates: 1856-1910

Jens Hansen diary

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3876
Scope and Contents Collection contains two photocopies of Jens Hansen's diary from 1886, which includes an account of his trial and experience in the territorial penitentiary. Diary is written in parallel versions, one a narrative account and the other a series of daily entries. Also includes copies of autograph book entries written by Hansen during his stay. His entries describe conditions and activities in the prison, and his relationship with his family.
Dates: 1886

Mads Jorgensen diaries and Letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2060
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters and a diary. Also included are typescripts of diaries. Some items are in Danish. Most of the materials were produced when Jorgensen was serving on a mission for the Mormon Church in Scandinavia. The letters were written to his wives. His diaries also cover the time he spent in prison for polygamy.
Dates: 1879-1890

Thomas Wright Kirby autobiography and diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230232990]
Identifier: MSS 706
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. These materials were created when Kirby was in the territorial penitentiary of Utah for polygamy. Kirby was born in England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852, performed missionary work in England, migrated to Utah in 1863 where he lived in several different places, took additional wives, joined the United Order, and went to prison for polygamy. His diary covers the years 1886 to 1887 when he was in the...
Dates: 1887

John D. Lee letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233290011]
Identifier: Vault MSS 448
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 19 Nov. 1877, and addressed to "Rachel Olive," Lee's daughter. Lee writes from prison where he was held on a charge of murder. He mentions the conditions of his incarceration and the court rulings concerning the divorce of Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, and Ann Eliza Young.
Dates: 1875 November 19

Charles Monk letters and financial receipts

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 166
Scope and Contents Letters written primarily from Spanish Fork, Utah, to relatives in St. Johns, Arizona. Monk describes farm life and relates the legal problems of Mormons practicing polygamy. One letter dated August 27, 1888 describes Monk's life in a Utah prison for polygamy.
Dates: 1885-1909