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Woodruff, Abraham Owen, 1872-1904



  • Existence: 1872 - 1904

Biographical History

Abraham Owen Woodruff (1872-1904) was a Latter-day Saint missionary and apostle.

Register to the Abraham O. Woodruff (1872-1904) collection, 1998.

RLIN, Mar. 20, 2003 (hdg.: Woodruff, Abraham Owen, 1872-1904; usage: Abraham Owen Woodruff; Abraham O. Woodruff)

Post-manifesto polygamy, 2009: ECIP t.p. (Owen Woodruff) galley (Abraham Owen Woodruff; b. 11/23/1872)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Owen Woodruff correspondence, 1885-1904

Identifier: Vault MSS 777 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains letters to and from various family members, including: Wilford Woodruff, Emma L. Woodruff, Helen Winters Woodruff, Avery Clark Woodruff, Asahel Woodruff, and other family members. Also contains Woodruff's mission correspondence to his family. Dated 1885 to 1904.

Dates: 1885-1904

Abraham Owen Woodruff correspondence, 1900-1904

Identifier: Vault MSS 777 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Includes papers regarding the Big Horn Basin, Wyoming, miscellaneous receipts, and miscellaneous correspondence (including invitations and announcements and letters from DeForrest Richards, governor of Wyoming), autobiography of Avery Clark Woodruff Lambert, and material relating to the reburial of Abraham and Helen Woodruff. Letters are filed in alphabetical order. Dated 1900 to 1904.

Dates: 1900-1904

Abraham Owen Woodruff journals and notebooks, 1894-1902

Identifier: Vault MSS 777 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains Woodruff's mission journals, the first from January 23, 1894, to October 31, 1894, the second from October 1, 1895 to May 26, 1896. Another journal from January 1, 1899 to December 31, 1900, a journal from October 1, 1901 to April 24, 1902, a letter record book beginning in 1894, a notebook from 1898, and a letter book from March 6, 1900 to April 18, 1900.

Dates: 1894-1902

Abraham Owen Woodruff miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1894- 1904

Identifier: Vault MSS 777 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains miscellaneous mission correspondence, including several letters written in German. It also includes correspondence with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in Mexico and correspondence with many prominent Church leaders, including Heber J. Grant, George Albert Smith, Joseph F. Smith, and Lorenzo Snow, among others, as well as miscellaneous religious correspondence. Also contains correspondence with members of the United States Congress. Dated 1894 to...
Dates: 1894- 1904

Abraham Owen Woodruff scrapbooks and notebooks

Identifier: Vault MSS 777 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains a scrapbook of various dried plants, a book of music, and a notebook belonging to Helen Winter, Woodruff's first wife. Undated.

Dates: 1885-1904

Heber J. Grant letter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2487
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated 17 Aug. 1903 and addressed to Abraham Owen Woodruff (1872-1904). Grant was in Japan on a mission for the Mormon Church when he wrote this letter. Grant informs Woodruff that he would be unable to return to the United States to attend the October General Conference of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1903 August 7

Jonathan Golden Kimball letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311612]
Identifier: MSS SC 1375
Scope and Contents

Typed letter addressed to the Mormon Apostle Abraham O Woodruff. The item expresses a concern regarding the "tyranical" rule of the Bear Lake Stake President, William Budge, and his first counselor, James Henry Hart, as well as certain bishops in relation to young men in the Mormon Church. Kimball expresses a fear of the "apostacy" of the youth and debates the concept of repentance.

Dates: 1902

Abraham Owen Woodruff papers

Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents

Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. Dated 1894 to 1904.

Dates: 1885-1904