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John Van Cott papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1743

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, diaries, and a family history. The correspondence is between Van Cott and family members. Also included are handwritten and signed letters from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, to Van Cott. The diaries cover the time when Van Cott served as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1862. He was in Iowa City, Iowa, when the first handcart companies left for Utah.

Dates

  • 1838-1913

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 John Van Cott papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Van Cott (1814-1883) was a Mormon pioneer, mission president for the Mormon Church in Scandinavia, and polygamist. He lived in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Extent

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of John Van Cott papers
Status
Completed
Author
Andrea Wyss
Date
2011 April 18
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:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States