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Samuel W. Richards papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2854

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of microfilmed copies of diaries, letters, notes, and financial records. Richards was born in Massachusetts in 1824 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he served in the "Nauvoo Legion" militia. Richards married Mary Parker in Nauvoo and moved to Utah in 1849. He served as missionary and mission president for his faith in Great Britain, the East U.S., and Europe. He was made a patriarch in 1902 and died in 1909.


  • 1839-1909


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 Samuel W. Richards papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Richards was pioneer, missionary, and a leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

This item was photocopied from reels 67 through 72 of the 920 microfilm collection.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Samuel W. Richards papers
Megan Furcini
2011 March 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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