Russell family correspondence, 1831-1860
Scope and Contents
Contains letters written by and to the Russell family between 1831 and 1860. The letters focus on news from extended family members in Canada, but also relate to Isaac Russell's church service.
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The Russell family members were early Mormon converts from Canada.
Isaac Russell (1807-1844) had immigrated from England to Canada in 1817, settling near Toronto. He married Mary Walton (1811-1864) in 1829. They had six children together. In 1836 the family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio, and later to Far West, Missouri. In 1839 the family was excommunicated from the Church, though they later joined the Saints in Utah.
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File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS497.xml
Existence and Location of Copies
Scanned color copies, and transcriptions of materials are in Folder 8-14.