Writings and history of Jonathan Ellis Layne
Scope and Contents
Typescript (carbon copy) of an autobiographical sketch written by Layne in 1898 which gives details of his early life in Nauvoo, Illinois; his trek across the Plains to Utah; his settlement in Davis, Weber and Cache Counties, Utah; his experiences with the Mormon soldiers sent to oppose Johnston's army; and his eventual move to Alberta, Canada to escape arrest as a polygamist. Also includes extracts from his journal, 1887-1891.
- Layne, Jonathan Ellis, 1835-1899 (creator, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Mormon pioneer, polygamist, and colonizer of Utah and Southern Alberta.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
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Other Finding Aids
Also available on microfilm in Microforms Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Mary Firmage; 1973.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Discrepancies exist between the typescript and microfilm copies.
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.