Pratt family correspondence, 1841-1893
Scope and Contents
Contains correspondence to and from the Pratt family and the Snively family. Includes letters by Parley P. Pratt, as well as from the extended family of Pratt's wife Hannahette S. Pratt and her sister Susanna S. Young. Also includes certificates and other documents related to the family. Materials date from between 1841 and 1893.
- Pratt (Family : Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857) (creator, Family)
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The Pratt family were early Mormon converts and pioneers.
Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857) was an early Mormon leader, serving as an apostle from 1835 until his death in 1857. Pratt practiced plural marriage, and had twelve wives and thirty children. These included Thankful Halsey Pratt (1797-1837), Mary Ann Frost Pratt (1808-1891, divorced 1853), Elizabeth Brotherton Pratt (1817-1897), Mary Wood Pratt (1818-1898), Hannahette Snively Pratt (1812-1898), Belinda Martin Pratt (1820-1894), Sarah Huston Pratt (1822-1886), Phoebe E. Soper (1823-1887), Martha Monks Pratt (1825-1894), Ann Agatha Walker (1829-1908), Keziah Downes (1812-1877), and Eleanor Jane McComb (1817-1874).
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File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS497.xml
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Scanned color copies, and transcriptions of materials are in Folder 8-14.