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Polygamy -- Utah -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Hollister Rogers diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1134
Scope and Contents Materials include original handwritten reminiscences and diaries of Samuel Hollistor Rogers from 1841 to 1886. Rogers writes about his life as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He also tells about his service with the Mormon Battalion, his migration to Utah from California in 1848, his missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his involvement in polygamy. He also talks about his experiences in Salt Lake City, Lehi, and Parowan, Utah, and his pioneering efforts...
Dates: 1841-1886

Scrapbook on Utah polygamy

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232593159]
Identifier: MSS 8802
Scope and Contents Contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and ephemera from the 1880s related to the issue of polygamy in Utah. Most of the clippings are related to the view of polygamy in politics of the time. Includes reports in both local Utah and national papers. Also includes some ephemera, including a document from the Utah Republican Territorial Convention signed by William McKay, chairman. Scrapbook is dated 1882-1884.
Dates: 1882-1884

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

Thomas Christian Stephenson autograph book

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491149]
Identifier: MSS 669
Scope and Contents Photocopy of handwritten autographs and comments in an autograph book. The entries often mention polygamy, the Mormon Church, and the conditions of the penitentiary.
Dates: 1889-1890

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

Kimball Young research notes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1581
Scope and Contents Photocopies of research notes and drafts of chapters of the book "Isn't One Wife Enough?" The originals are housed in the Garett Theological Seminary Library. This work is considered to be the first serious study of Mormon polygamy done by a trained sociologist. In the published version of the book, Young changed the names of the characters he wrote about. But in his notes the correct names are available.
Dates: 1844-1959