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John Taylor agreement

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4130

Scope and Contents note

Secretary's copy [probably in the hand of George Reynolds] of the agreement from John Taylor to Lewis Robinson relinquishing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's interests in Fort Bridger. Agreement is dated February 15, 1878.


  • 1878


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Biographical History

John Taylor (1801-1887) was the third president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

John Taylor was born November 1, 1808 in England to James and Agnes Taylor. He emigrated to Canada in 1832 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around 1836. Taylor and his family followed the movement of the church from Missouri to Illinois and finally the Salt Lake Valley. He became the third president of the Church in 1880 and served for seven years. He died July 25, 1887 in Kaysville, Utah.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Agreement copied on one page for John Taylor to Lewis Robinson, 1878.

Custodial History note

Purchased by Ed Bennett in 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; Ed Bennett; 1992.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).


1 leaf.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; July 12, 2007.

Register of John Taylor agreement
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States