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Hosea Stout letters and photos

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2036

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters written to and from Hosea Stout. Also includes photographs of family members, places, and formal portraits.


  • 1847-1937


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 Hosea Stout collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Hosea Stout (1810-1889) was a Mormon pioneer.

Hosea Stout was born September 18, 1810 in Kentucky. He was separated from his family for almost four years because of poverty and spent the time with the Shakers. After reuniting with his family, Hosea readjusted himself to his family life until his mother died when he was fourteen years old. At that time, he went away to work, doing odd jobs for nearby farmers. From here he was called to join a volunteer company to fight in the Black Hawk War during which time he joined the Methodist Church. Then, in 1830, he became acquainted with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but was not baptized until 1838. Hosea then followed the Church to Nauvoo and finally to Utah where he died in 1889.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

This collection was purchased from Gail Sweeney, a great-, great-, granddaughter to Hosea Stout. The papers had been previously passed down through family members to Gail's grandmother, who in turn gave them to her.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Gail Sweeney.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Hosea Stout letters and photos
Andrea Wyss
2011 March 14
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