Marinda Goff autograph book from the Utah Territorial Penitentiary
Scope and Contents note
Black padded boards with a embossed bouquet and title (ALBUM printed horizontal against the right edge, Aesthetic Movement script), under a radiating medallion (all three in silver paint), over a 45 degree herringbone band; condition: all leaves have separated from the linen and thread binding and boards
Original Autograph Book is no longer in the collection. Photocopies make up current contents of the collection.
- approximately 1886-1887
- Goff, Marinda, 1860-1902 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Marinda Goff autograph book from the Utah Territorial Penitentiary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Marinda Goff was a resident of West Jordan, Utah, and was an active member of the LDS Church.
1 folder (0.04 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Contains autographs and personal notes written by various male LDS Church members and leaders convicted and incarcerated for polygamy, a violation of the Edmunds Act, at the Utah Territory Prison; also includes autographs and notes from friends, family members, and Church leaders from West Jordon, Utah Territory, where Marinda and Hyrum Goff resided; the last autograph and note was written as testimonial in 1900. The book contains testimonials, affirmation of LDS Church doctrine regarding polygamy, expressions of familial support, poetry regarding polygamy and expressions of sympathy for Marinda Goff and her children, while her husband, Hyrum, was imprisoned. Notes contain mostly blank verse poetry, and include entries from family members, and from Lorenzo Snow, Joseph F. Smith, George Q. Cannon, Rudger Clawson, and other prominent LDS figures.
Other Finding Aids note
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2805.xml
Custodial History note
Donated by David and Sherry Judd to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in November, 2003.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; David and Sherry Judd; Novembe, 2003.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Processing Information note
Processed; Taylor M. Dix; November 2003.
- Register of Marinda Goff autograph book from the Utah Territorial Penitentiary
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2011 June 9
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008