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Personal histories and life sketches of ancestors of Vera Price

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1560

Scope and Contents

These manuscripts are biographies and autobiographies of ancesters of Vera Price. These individuals include Lewis Dunbar Wilson Jr. and Sr., John Lingren (autobiography), and James Brown (by Gladys Brown White). Most of the biographies are short (several pages) typescripts. There are biographies of 17 members of the Wilson family, 4 of the Price family, 3 of the Hunt family, and 2 of the Walton family. These individuals were Mormons, most of whom lived in Idaho. James Brown was a member of the Mormon Battalion. The Lingren autobiography is in his own hand. It includes handwritten copies of his correspondence and copies of patriarchal blessings of family members given by O. N. Liljenquist. The Lingren materials and a handwritten history of the Wilson family have been photocopied and are also available in the collection.


  • approximately 1890-1978


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 Personal histories and life sketches of ancestors of Vera Price must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.) : (3 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Vera Price; 1978.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Personal histories and life sketches of ancestors of Vera Price
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 14
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