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John W. Hess autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2635

Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Hess was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania and was converted to the Mormn Church in 1834. He lived with the Mormons in Missouri and Illinois and witnessed persecutions in both places. He was a member of the "Mormon Battalion" during the war with Mexico, migrated to Utah, married several women, served as a legislator in Utah, and served as a missionary to the "Washakie" (Shoshoni) Indians.

Dates

  • approximately 1900

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John W. Hess autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Mormon pioneer, politician, and polygamist.

Extent

1 item (9 p.)(0.02 linear ft.)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of John W. Hess autobiography
Status
Completed
Author
Benjamin Sipes
Date
2010 November 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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