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John Murdock autobiographies and an essay

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3241

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten materials. The collection consists of a lengthy and a shortened version of an autobiography. Murdock wrote about his early life and his converstion to the Mormon Church in 1830. He followed that faith to Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; and Illinois. He migrated to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847. He served on missions for the Mormon Church in New York and Australia. Murdock copied letters from leaders of the Mormon Church and family members in his autobiography. Also incuded is an essay about the doctrines of the Mormon Church.


  • 1835-1864


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 John Murdock autobiographies and an essay must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

John Murdock (1792-1871) was a Mormon convert who lived in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He later migrated to Utah and settled in Lehi.


3 items (220 pages)

Custodial History

These materials were photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 20.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Murdock autobiographies and an essay
Rose Frank
25 February 2011
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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