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Brigham Young correspondence and other material, 1846-1878

Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 7

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, a will, and other materials related to Young's interactions with other Mormon leaders. Includes information on his relationship with Thomas L. Kane, Mormon relations with Native American peoples, and the development of Utah. Materials date from between 1846 and 1878.


  • Majority of material found within 1846-1878


Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Brigham Young (1801-1877) was a Mormon ecclesiastical leader and politician in Utah.

Brigham Young was born on June 1, 1801 in Witingham, Vermont. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1832, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio. He followed the migration of the church from Ohio to Missouri to Nauvoo, Illinois. In February 1846 he led the Mormon exodus to the West, and was sustained as the second president of the Church on December 27, 1847. Arriving in Utah, he settled in Salt Lake City, and in 1849 was appointed as governor of Utah Territory. Young passed away on August 29, 1877 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


16 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged in four subseries: 1. Correspondence with Thomas L. Kane. 2. Correspondence with Indian leaders. 3. Correspondence with Church leaders. 4. Will and other material.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States