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Silas Richards diary and autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 885

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies made of a typescript of Richards' diary and autobiography. The typescript was made by Ailcy Brady Casper Morrell in 1957. Richards was pioneer who came to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1849 and settled in St. George, Utah in 1864. He was active in many assignments for the Mormon Church. Also included is a short biography of Richard's wife Kezia Frances Brady Richards by Laura F. Tucker Henrie.


  • 1846-1884


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 Silas Richards diary and autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Sketch

Richards was a Mormon bishop and pioneer and justice of the peace.


31 p. (0.07 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by John F. Mower in 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John F. Mower; 1975.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Reproduced in 1976.

Physical Description

Typewritten, photocopy.

Register of Silas Richards diary and autobiography
Benjamin Sipes
2010 July 21
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Language of description
Script of description
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