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Alexander Greig letter

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Identifier: MSS 3077

Scope and Contents

The letter, from Alexander Greig to a "Mr. Jeffery," is about a trip that Greig took to the west with a friend to see about his setting up a doctor's practice somewhere. He provides a brief, paragraph-long description of Nauvoo, which they passed through. "The People however [despite the Prophet's recent death] seemed perfectly quiet, and tranquil. The city looked rather miserabl[e] a great many small houses clustered together on a small Mississippi bottom many of which required eminently the assistance of paint and white wash. The grand temple loomed up in the distance, presenting a fair contrast with the small unhealthy buildings of the town." Grieg is writing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Mr. Jeffrey is in Canandaigua, New York.


  • 1844 August


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Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Alexander Greig letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Alexander Greig was a physician who travelled through Nauvoo, Ill. in August 1844. Greig attended medical school in New York, and was the nephew of John Greig of Canandaigua, N.Y.


1 item (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

Alexander Greig letters; Located at Columbia Health Sciences Library. Archives & Special Collections. John Greig papers; Located at Cornell University Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

Register of Alexander Greig letter
Andrea Wyss
2011 March 15
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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