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John D. Lee letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 448

Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 19 Nov. 1877, and addressed to "Rachel Olive," Lee's daughter. Lee writes from prison where he was held on a charge of murder. He mentions the conditions of his incarceration and the court rulings concerning the divorce of Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, and Ann Eliza Young.

Dates

  • 1875 November 19

Creator

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 D. Lee letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Mormon missionary and colonizer. He was executed for his participation in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

Extent

1 item (2 pages)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of John D. Lee letter
Status
Completed
Author
Leslie Evens
Date
2011 October 25
Description rules
Appm
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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