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Thomas Salisbury record book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3141

Scope and Contents

Record book, kept from 1848 to about 1864, contains a record of Salisbury's parents' birth and death dates, the birth dates of his siblings, his marriage dates, and the birth dates of his children. It also contains the dates of his baptism; his ordination to the office of a teacher, elder, and high priest; and the dates when he was set apart as secretary, second councilor, and finally bishop of the St. Louis 1st and 2nd Wards. It contains lists of letters mailed and received and mentions the names of some of the ecclesiastical leaders in St. Louis. The majority of the book contains transcriptions (many in shorthand) of passages of scripture and hymns and songs/poems of Eliza R. Snow, W.W. Phelps, Charles Swain, W.G. Mills, William Clayton, John Lyon, and others.


  • 1848-1864


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 Thomas Salisbury record book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Salisbury was born in St. Michaels, Lancashire County, England on 10 January 1823. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April of 1842 by John Rawstorne and was married to Eliza Knowles (1818-1863) on 27 August 1849 by W. Walters, resident minister of the Baptist Chapel in Preston, England. They sailed to New Orleans on the ship Ellen Maria, leaving on 29 January 1851 and traveled up the Mississippi River aboard the Alex Scott Steamer, arriving in St. Louis on 16 April 1851. Salisbury was made bishop of the St. Louis 1st and 2nd Wards in May of 1856. After the death of his wife on 31 July 1863 he married Ellen Knowles (1821-1905) on 25 January 1864. He died in Ogden, Utah on 11 July 1884.


1 folder

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Charles Apfelbaum; 2004.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Thomas Salisbury record book
Rose Frank
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