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William Reynolds Terry autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 285

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Terry writes about his early life in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Iowa. He joined the Mormon Church in 1842 and moved to Hancock County, Illinois, in January of 1843 and tells of the murder of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Terry also writes about the persecutions the Mormons faced in Illinois, tells of the Mormon migration to Utah, and describes his life in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a school teacher. Also included are family blessings.

Dates

  • 1858

Creator

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 William Reynolds Terry autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Mormon pioneer and early settler in Salt Lake Valley, Utah.

Extent

1 item (48 p.)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

General

Pages 27 and 39 are not included. It is not know if these are part of the original manuscript or what, if any, information may have been on them.
Title
Register of William Reynolds Terry autobiography
Status
Completed
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 March 22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States