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Brigham Young letters

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 409

Scope and Contents

Includes sixteen handwritten and signed letters addressed to officials of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, including Thomas Clark Durant, C. L. Frost, and S. B Reed. Young writes about his role as a contractor for the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad through Utah. Photocopies of items also included in collection.


  • 1863-1870


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopy available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Brigham Young (1801-1877) was an ecclesiastical leader and politician. He served as the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as the territorial governor of Utah.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopies of originals available in folder 2.

Register of Brigham Young letters
Under Revision
Leslie Evens
2011 October 19
Description rules
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