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Manchester Library records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 367

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and typewritten correspondence, lists of books, secretary's record book for the years from 1817 to 1854, constitution of the Manchester Library, names of stock holders, titles of 417 books, and two Manchester Library membership books from 1825 to 1857. Many of the items relate to the work of John Pratt, who served as Manchester Librarian. The materials were originally housed in Pratt's home but are now found in the Ontario County Historical Society. The books in the Manchester Library may have been available to the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844), in the 1820s.


  • 1817-1966


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 Manchester Library records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Manchester Library is a public library in Manchester, New York.


1 folder (0.09 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


Register of Manchester Library records
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2011 March 17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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