George Reynolds autobiography
Scope and Contents note
George Reynolds writes about his clandestine visits to meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a young man. Because he was baptized in 1856, his parents were advised to shut him up in an asylum. They didn’t take that advice. He was called to preach in 1861, and continued to strengthen the Church in England until his immigration to Utah in 1865. In Utah, he worked in the office of the Presidency of the Church. He served a mission to England in 1871, but contracted smallpox and had to be sent home. He went to court for keeping the law of plural marriage. This autobiography ended after he had had six children with his wife Mary Ann and two with Amelia Jane, around 1877 or 1878.
- circa 1878
- Reynolds, George, 1842-1909 (Person)
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Open for public research.
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George Reynolds was born January 1, 1842 in London, England. He married Mary Ann Tuddenham in 1865, Amelia Jane Schofield in 1874 and Mary Goold in 1885. He had thirty-one children. He passed away on August 9, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Language of Materials
The autobiography of George Reynolds, an early member of the LDS church from London, England, circa 1878.
Custodial History note
Donated by the Church Educational System in 1993.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Church Educational System; 1993.
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Processing Information note
Processed; H. Chrsitine Swindler; 27 July 2007.
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- Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
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