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Ann Gordge Lee autobiography

 File — Box: 150
Identifier: MSS SC 1706

Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Ann Lee tells about her family's conversion to Mormonism in Australia, their emigration to Utah, and her life as a Mormon woman in southern Utah. She gives details of the brutal activities of Mormon leaders including those of John D. Lee, her husband. She converted to Catholicism later in her life. While the work makes references to historical events, the researcher is cautioned that most of the work seems to be pure fiction.


  • approximately 1900


Conditions Governing Access

Original restricted. Photocopy and typescript available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ann Gordge Lee autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical Sketch

Mormon settler of southern Utah and plural wife of John D. Lee (1812-1877).


1 v. (86 p.)(0.25 linear ft.)

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Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in repository.

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Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The item was purchased by Brigham Young University from Betty A. Riley of Hemet, California, in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Betty A. Riley; 1987.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy of original available in Folder 1. Transcription available in Folder 2. Photocopy of incomplete version in different hand also available at MSS 5857.

Register of Ann Gordge Lee autobiography
Benjamin Sipes
2010 August 27
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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