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Biography : Emeretta Phillips Thornton

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2571

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. Emeretta Phillips was born in 1854 in New England. She was a member of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in 1861. She settled in American Fork. She married Oliver E. Thornton in 1873 and died 1934. Much of the account is in the words of Emeretta.


  • approximately 1940


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Biography : Emeretta Phillips Thornton must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Peterson was a writer of family histories and was a daughter of Emeretta Phillips Thornton.


1 item (3 p.)(0.01 linear ft.)

Custodial History

This item was photocopied from reel 51 of the 920 microfilm collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photocopied from reel 51 of the 920 microfilm collection.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Biography : Emeretta Phillips Thornton
Benjamin Sipes
2011 April 7
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