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Steven Phelps Palmyra transactions

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4128

Scope and Contents

Collection contains fourteen manuscript debt notes, in sheets of three or four notes each. Notes are signed by Stephen Phelps in Palmyra, New York, and dated August 30, 1800. The notes are for twenty dollars each, with one in the amount of $17.32, and some notes allow an extra year for payment. The debt notes total $277.32. Collection includes five separate sheets or slips of varying sizes.


  • 1800

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 Steven Phelps Palmyra Transactions must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical sketch

Stephen Phelps was born circa 1787 in Connecticut. He later married Elizabeth Phelps. He was a resident of Palmyra, New York in the year 1800.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items were purchased by L. Tom Perry Special Collections from Rick Grunder in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Rick Grunder; 1989.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

MSS 4147 New York State New York State Receipt Forms, 1830-1837 BX 8673.2 .B964 1984 Bushman, Richard L. Joseph Smith and the beginnings of Mormonism F 129 .P17 C77 Cook, Thomas L. (Thomas Lathrop), b. 1838. Palmyra and vicinity

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Archives.

Processing Information

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 17 July 2007.

Register of Steven Phelps Palmyra transactions
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swinderl, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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