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Russell family correspondence, 1831-1860

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 497 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains letters written by and to the Russell family between 1831 and 1860. The letters focus on news from extended family members in Canada, but also relate to Isaac Russell's church service.


  • 1831-1860


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use color copies.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

The Russell family members were early Mormon converts from Canada.

Isaac Russell (1807-1844) had immigrated from England to Canada in 1817, settling near Toronto. He married Mary Walton (1811-1864) in 1829. They had six children together. In 1836 the family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio, and later to Far West, Missouri. In 1839 the family was excommunicated from the Church, though they later joined the Saints in Utah.


4 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Scanned color copies, and transcriptions of materials are in Folder 8-14.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States