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Utah Territory certificates of acknowledgement

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 31

Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed and handwritten certificates from 1891-1892. The materials are official items issued by the Territory of Utah and acknowledge the existence of the Reed Hotel Company and the Salt Lake and Wyoming Railroad Company. The certificates were signed by Elijah Sells, Secretary of Utah Territory.

Dates

  • 1891-1892

Creator

  • Utah (Organization)

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Utah Territory certificates of acknowledgement, 1891-1892, must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Organizational History

In 1849 the Mormons formed the State of Deseret, with Brigham Young as governor. Congress ignored this state and in 1850 created Utah Territory, which included parts of present-day Colorado, Wyoming, and Nevada. Brigham Young was named the first territorial governor. The creation of the territory was part of the Compromise of 1850 that sought to preserve the balance of power between slave and free states. In the first session of the territorial legislature in October, the legislature adopted all the laws and ordinances previously enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret. The controversies stirred by the Mormon religion's dominance of the territory is regarded as the primary reason behind the long delay of 46 years between the organization of the territory and its admission to the Union in 1896 as the State of Utah, long after the admission of territories created after it. In contrast, the Nevada Territory, although more sparsely populated, was admitted to the Union in 1864, only three years after its formation, largely as a consequence of the Union's desire to consolidate its hold on the silver mines in the territory. Colorado was admitted in 1876.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Overview

The collection contains printed and handwritten certificates from 1891-1892. The materials are official items issued by the Territory of Utah and acknowledge the existence of the Reed Hotel Company and the Salt Lake and Wyoming Railroad Company.

Appraisal

Western American business and labor history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.II, 2007).

Creator

Title
Register of the Utah Territory certificates of acknowledgement
Author
Benjamin Sipes
Date
2011 April 19
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