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Pratt, Orson, 1811-1881

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1811-1881

Orson Pratt (1811-1881) was a religious leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints soon after it was founded.

Orson Pratt was born in New York in 1811. He was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by his brother, Parley P. Pratt. Orson was baptized in 1830 and became a member of the first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He served two missions in the British Isles and also aided in establishing missionary work in Austria. He was excommunicated for a brief period in 1842 due to a disagreement with the prophet Joseph Smith about polygamy, but he was re-baptized soon after and again joined the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He migrated west with Brigham Young and the rest of the members of the Church after Joseph Smith's death.

Citation

Wikipedia, via WWW, April 5, 2021 (Orson Pratt born in New York in 1811; Introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by his brother, Parley P. Pratt; Baptized in 1830 and became a member of the first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He served two missions in the British Isles and also aided in establishing missionary work in Austria; Excommunicated for a brief period in 1842 due to a disagreement with the prophet Joseph Smith about polygamy, re-baptized soon after and again joined the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Migrated west with Brigham Young and the rest of the members of the Church after Joseph Smith's death.)

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

William Snow autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 60
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiographical materials. Snow writes about his early life in Vermont, conversion to the Mormon Church, and missionary work. Some genealogy and patriarchal blessings are included. Snow made the overland journey by ox team from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Salt Lake City in 1850. He writes of numerous deaths from cholera, problems with company discipline, and travelling conditions.
Dates: 1850

Joshua Reuben Clark papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1715
Scope and Contents Collection contains diaries, correspondence, genealogical records, newspapers clippings, photographs, diary transcriptions, and digital images on optical media.
Dates: 1861-1978

H. H. Cluff cartes-de-visite and tintypes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS P 282
Scope and Contents Collection includes 170 photographs and four tintypes. All images are cartes-de-visite of Provo and Utah residents. Includes images of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Orson Pratt, and Emma Smith. Collection also includes a photocopy of the complete album as originally created by H.H. Cluff, available in the collection case file.
Dates: approximately 1860-1916

Harvey Fletcher correspondence relating to the naming of the Eyring Science Center

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 504
Scope and Contents Includes guest lists, invitiations, program, and correspondence concerning the naming of the Science Center, lecture halls, and laboratories.

Dates: 1954

George Crane autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 450
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography composed near the year 1912. Crane was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after he heard Orson Pratt (1811-1881), apostle for that religion, speak in England in 1864. He later served as president of the Wandsworth Branch of the Church. He migrated to Utah. Crane also writes about his courtship and marriage and about his mission to England from 1878 to 1880.
Dates: 1912

Peter Crawley copyright correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3989
Abstract Photocopies and typescripts of several copyrights connected to the early history of the LDS church.
Dates: 1828-1860

Rell G. Francis photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4255
Scope and Contents This collection contains 205 photographs from a variety of photographers with studios in Utah including Ad. Anderson, Daniels Photo, C.W. Carter, Conkling and Co., Fox & Symons, Huish, John Matson, Morris & Co., C.R. Savage, Sainsbury & Johnson, and Stringham & Stringham. There are also photographs from out-of-state and international photographers. Portraits include Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and Orson Pratt.
Dates: approximately 1870-1910

Brigham Young and Orson Pratt legal answer to John C. McIntosh

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 714
Scope and Contents Handwritten legal answer. This item is an answer by Brigham Young and Orson Pratt to a complaint by John C. McIntosh. The document is signed by Orson Pratt but not by Brigham Young.
Dates: 1873

John Rockey Park diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 638
Scope and Contents Typescript of a diary with handwritten corrections. Also included are photocopies of the handwritten original diary. Park writes about visits to the University of Deseret by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including Brigham Young and Orson Pratt, tells about hiring Karl G. Maeser, and describes educational financing and the nature of education in Utah.
Dates: 1869-1886

Photographs of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles under President John Taylor

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 3712
Scope and Contents This large framed photo montage consists of images of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1881. The photographs are arranged in order of seniority: President John Taylor, Orson Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, Charles C. Rich, Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow, Franklin D. Richards, George Q. Cannon (1st Counselor), Joseph F. Smith (2nd Counselor), Brigham Young Jr., Albert Carrington, Moses Thatcher, Francis M. Lyman, and John Henry Smith. Around each photo is the man's age, stature...
Dates: 1881