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M. Monroe letter to Bishop William B. Preston

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6010

Scope and Contents

Includes one handwritten letter from M. Monroe of Clifton, Oneida County, Idaho, to Bishop William B. Preston discussing the distribution and repayment of tithing funds in the late 19th century.


  • 1883


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Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from M. Monroe letter to Bishop William B. Preston must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical sketch

M. Monroe (most likely Marcellus Marion Monroe-Martin) was born on 16 November 1825 in Manchester, Virginia, to William Martin and Charlotte Robiou. On 18 November 1855 he married Lucinda Busenbark in North Ogden, Utah. A month following her death in June 1885, Marcellus married Josephine Jensen in Clifton, Idaho, on 24 July. Marcellus Monroe remained in Clifton as a farmer until his death on 31 January 1908. William Bowker Preston was a prominent figure and a successful businessman during the early years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was born on 25 August 1864 in Logan, Utah, where he lived until his death on 13 August 1907.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

This item was donated to Special Collections in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; American West Archives; 1989.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

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These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

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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