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Life of Emma Wright Dalley

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3088

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typed manuscript. The item is a biography of Emma Wright Dalley, "by her daughter, Mary E. Hulet and her granddaughter, Mary H. Coburn" on an unspecified date. "My mother, Emma Wright Dalley, was born in Hull, Yorkshire England, August 19, 1833." "When mother was fifteen, the family having joined the Latter-Day Saint Church some time before emigrated to America." She married James Dalley on 16 August 1850, "just three days before my mother's seventeenth birthday." "In the spring of 1852 they decided to go to Utah." They settled in Draper, Utah, and then in Pleasant Grove, Utah. They later moved to Cedar City, Utah, and Summit, Utah. The family lived in a cellar until a house could be built. "Mother was never very strong. Her children coming so fast and the constant hardships she had to meet were taking their toll of her strength, but I never heard her speak a complaining word." "She died October 24, 1875 in giving birth to a baby daughter who died a few months later."


  • approximately 1910


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 Life of Emma Wright Dalley must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : 3 p.

Language of Materials


Custodial History

This item is photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Life of Emma Wright Dalley
Garrett Schroath
2011 February 18
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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