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Isaac Russell biography

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4101

Scope and Contents

The biography of Isaac Russell including his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada, his missions to England, his family life, and explanations regarding his excommunication from the church.


  • 1807-1844


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Isaac Russell biography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Isaac Russell was born at Windy Haugh near Alston, England, April 13, 1807. In 1817 his family emigrated from England to Canada, settling in Little New York (Toronto). On June 25, 1829, Isaac married Mary Walton. She was born April 17, 1811. In 1836 Parley P. Pratt was set apart as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sent to Canada. The family was baptized. After being baptized, Isaac and his family moved to Kirtland. He was called on the first mission to England in the company of Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde, Joseph Fielding, John Goodson and John Snider.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Cenutry Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Isaac Russell biography
Lucy Brimhall
2013 February 22
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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