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George Frederick Jarvis life sketch

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3099

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is an autobiography of George Frederick Jarvis, who was born on 16 June 1847 in Stepney, England. The item was written in the third person. Jarvis migrated to the United States with his family and came to Utah in 1860. He had problems with his feet while walking to Utah. He lived in Salt Lake City until 1861 when his family moved to St. George, Utah. He participated in military actions against Indians, married Eleanor Cannon on 7 October 1872, worked at various occupations, served on a mission for the Mormon Church in Great Britain from 1888-1890, was tried for polygamy, and held many positions for the Mormon Church. Also included are parts of a diary kept by Jarvis.


  • approximately 1920


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 George Frederick Jarvis life sketch must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Jarvis was a Mormon pioneer and resident of St. George, Utah.


1 item : (25 p.)

Custodial History

This item was photocopied from reel 1 of the 920 microfilm collection.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of George Frederick Jarvis life sketch
In Progress
Amy Perez
2011 February 22
Description rules
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