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Polygamy -- Utah -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Chester Alan Arthur pardon

 File — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232568466]
Identifier: MSS SC 2036
Scope and Contents Handwritten pardon issued by the office of the president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886) and signed by him. The item pardons John J. Kelly of Utah for crimes of "bigamy or polygamy and unlawful cohabitation."
Dates: 1884

LDS Polygamy Oral History Project case files, 1976-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the LDS Polygamy Oral History Project, 1976-1985.
Dates: 1976-1985

LDS Polygamy Oral History Project transcripts, 1959-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Polygamy Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1959-1985.
Dates: 1959-1985

LDS Polygamy Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1959-1985

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes contracts from and contact information for participants in the LDS Polygamy Oral History Project, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews, and transcripts for those interviews, 1959-1985.
Dates: 1959-1985

Polygamy article

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230307743]
Identifier: MSS SC 1004
Scope and Contents Two anonymous, photocopied articles relating to Mormon polygamy. One is typewritten and outlines the author's belief that the Mormon Church was in error when it discontinued plural marriage. Five leaves of the document (pages 8-15) are missing. The other item is a holograph manuscript which tells about the issuing of the "Manifesto" in 1890 which formally ended polygamy among the Mormons.
Dates: Publication: 1975

Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336791]
Identifier: MSS 920
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a 260-page handwritten autobiography. Smith includes copies of correspondence and patriarchal blessings in her account. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1837, lived with the Mormons in Missouri and Illinois, married George Albert Smith in 1841, allowed him to take additional wives, came to Utah in 1849, and served as president of the Relief Society.
Dates: 1844-1906

John Taylor letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491081]
Identifier: MSS 677
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typed copies of letters sent by John Taylor to his wives and to such LDS Church leaders as Brigham Young and Wilford Woodruff. The materials deal largely with family and Church matters. Also included are photocopies of handwritten notes on Taylor's various wives.
Dates: 1839-1887

John Taylor letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233287090]
Identifier: Vault MSS 157
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letters addressed to John Taylor's wife, Margaret Young Taylor. John Taylor writes from hiding while dodging federal officials sent to arrest him on charges of polygamy. The items deal largely with personal matters.
Dates: 1886-1887

John Van Cott papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230217678]
Identifier: MSS 1743
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, and a family history. The correspondence is between Van Cott and family members. Also included are handwritten and signed letters from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, to Van Cott. The diaries cover the time when Van Cott served as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1862. He was in Iowa City, Iowa, when the first handcart companies left for Utah.
Dates: 1838-1913

Wives of Brigham Young

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491214]
Identifier: MSS 664
Scope and Contents Typewritten list. The item presents a list of 59 women known to have been married to the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young. The list was compiled "From Temple Work Sheets in L.D.S. gen. Soc. Archives." The item also includes biographical data on each wife.
Dates: approximately 1960