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Thomas R. G. Welch autograph book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4146

Scope and Contents note

One autograph book, 5 by 8 inches. Contains actual signatures of the governor of Utah, Secretary of State, Attorney General, President of a University (note on one page under a signature says There were only three Professors in the University when I attended 1880 & 81. This man was president and one of the three.), Supreme Court Judge, State Auditor, Chief Justice and other prominent men, 1896. Some pages, in addition to displaying the signature and position of each man, show birth dates, places of residency or dates of service. 60 pages.


  • 1896


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 Thomas R.G. Welch autograph book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Thomas Robert Green Welch (1835-1916) was an England native who had two wives.

One of the last pages of the book reads, Tho. R. G. Welch. Janitor House of Representatives 1th[ ] State Legislature. Morgan City, Utah. March 20, 1896. Thomas Robert Green Welch was born on July 10, 1835 to Robert Welch and Isabella Giles Welch in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England. In England, he married Harriet Nash in 1855, two years before immigrating to Utah in 1857. His other two wives were Elizabeth Louisa Friday (1870) and Mary Jane Toomer Cook (1896). He passed away on September 23, 1916 in Morgan, Morgan County, Utah.


1 folder (0.03 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



One autograph book belong to Thomas R.G. Welch, 1896.

Custodial History note

Donated by Floyd Taggart in 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Floyd Taggart; 1991.

Appraisal note

Utah political history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 18 July 2007.

Register of Thomas R. G. Welch autograph book
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