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Anti-polygamy legislation

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2371

Scope and Contents

Typewritten excerpts from laws passed by the United States with the intention of making the practice of polygamy a crime. The items are the relevant passages taken from the Anti-Polygamy Act of 1862, the Edmunds Law of 1882, and the Edmunds-Tucker Law of 1887. Also included is a signed typewritten statement by Edward V. Higgins (1858- ), notary public of Iron County, Utah, verifying that the excerpts were correct.

Dates

  • 1862-1896

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Anti-polygamy legislation must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

4 items (4 p.)(0.02 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Purchased through Peter Crawley in 1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Peter Crawley; 1985.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Anti-polygamy legislation
Status
In Progress
Author
Benjamin Sipes
Date
2010 October 21
Description rules
Appm
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

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