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Enoch B. Tripp papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2032

Scope and Contents

Eighteen volumes of journals plus a few other papers. Volumes document his conversion to Mormonism; missions to the state of Maine; visit with Joseph Smith's mother (Lucy Mack Smith), wife (Emma Smith), and son (Joseph Smith III) in Nauvoo, November 1855; participation in Utah War, 1857; and life in Salt Lake City. He also discusses anti-polygamy legislation, his time on the Mormon "Underground" to avoid arrest for practicing polygamy, and his arrest. First volume begins with a reminiscence. Collection includes transcripts and photocopies of the journals. Also includes a small number of letters and Church-related documents, including patriarchal blessings.


  • 1841-1908


Conditions Governing Access

Original journals restricted. Transcripts, photocopies, and microfilm available for patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Born in Bethel, Maine. Joined Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) in Nauvoo, Illinois, 1846. Lived in Iowa, 1846-1853. Emigrated to Utah, 1853, and settled in Salt Lake City. Served three LDS missions to Maine. Practiced plural marriage.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

4 microfilm reels



Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in repository.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donor is a grandson of Enoch B. Tripp.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Jay Robert Johnston, Spanish Fork, Utah; 1995.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions available in Box 3-4. Photocopies of original available in Box 5-7.
Register of Enoch B. Tripp papers
Megan Furcini
2011 April 25
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