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Thomas Morris autobiography

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7661

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of an autobiography of Thomas Morris, written in 1871. Contains an account of his early life in South Wales, including his various occupations and religious affiliations, his emigration to New York in 1832, death of his first wife in 1837, his second marriage, conversion to Mormonism and relocation to Nauvoo in 1844, his impressions of Joseph Smith, and details of service in Mormon Battalion. Concludes with list of his various marriages and dates.

Dates

  • 1871

Creator

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

Biographical History

Thomas Morris (1799-1884) was a Mormon pioneer, soldier, and farmer in Utah and California. Morris served in the Mormon Battalion, and was later a branch president in San Bernardino, California.

Extent

1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Maintained in original order.

Custodial History

Donated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

Development of Mormonism (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy). Collection contains information of the life of Thomas Morris. Thomas Morris heard the prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., speak and saw the bodies of Joseph and Hyrum after they were martyred at Carthage Jail.

Processing Information

Processed; Devon Zimmerman, student manuscript processor, and David Whittaker, curator.

Title
Register of Thomas Morris autobiography
Status
Completed
Author
Devon Zimmerman
Date
2010 September 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States