Miles Anderson papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 2 diaries covering briefly related experiences and financial dealings of Anderson during the period of 1842-1856, from Nauvoo to the Utah Territory. Also includes patriarchal blessings given by Hyrum Smith and John Smith, as well as other documents and correspondence. Two diaries, family correspondence, patriarchal blessings, family land deeds, Nauvoo Legion Certificate, and War of 1812 pension certificate.
Conditions Governing Access
Originals restricted. Photocopies available for patron use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Miles Anderson (1795-1896) fought in the War of 1812 and enlisted in the Georgia Militia. He married Nancy Pace in 1821 and they had nine children. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842 and emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1851. He served a mission to Las Vegas with his son, William Rucker from 1856-1857.
1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2061.xml
The items in this collection remained in the possession of the Anderson family until being donated to BYU in June 1997. Pat Hansen, the donor, received the items from her grandmother, Eliza Ann Anderson Gunn, who inherited them from her grandfather, Miles Anderson.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Pat Hansen, June 1997.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Miles Anderson papers
- Amy Perez
- 2011 March 17
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.