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John Elsner autograph book

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 381

Scope and Contents

Autograph book containing autographs, greetings, and letters. These materials were addressed to Elsner and his wife. Most of the items were from Denver, Colorado, though many of the salutations came from other cities in the United States.


  • 1872-1912


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 Elsner autograph book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Elsner (1844-1922) was a physician in Colorado.

John Leopold Elsner was born on May 8, 1844 in Vienna, Austria to Leopold and Hanschen Sultzbacher Elsner. In 1866 Elsner came to Colorado, eventually establishing a medical practice in Denver. He married Lena Zalinger on September 29, 1867, and they had two children. Elsner became a leader within the community, helping to found the city and state medical societies in 1871. He also worked to establish the B'nai B'rith Lodge and Congregation Emmanuel, and the National Jewish Hospital in 1889. Elsner passed away on April 1, 1922 in Denver.


2 v. (approximately 200 pages)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Elsner autograph book
Benjamin Sipes
2011 May 18
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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