Scope and Contents
Contains photocopies of Newel Knight's original autobiography. The autobiography was prepared by Knight's wife, Lydia, in 1871, twenty-four years after Knight's death. The manuscript covers material from 1800 to 1846, but it mostly focuses on events between 1830 and 1846 when members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were living in the East Coast and the Midwest. The autobiography contains information about the early Church, traveling west in 1846, and Knight's own family as...