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Early Mormon history research notes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4129

Scope and Contents note

Notes and quotations about early Mormon history and archaeology. The notes are about the discovery of skeletons and relics at Eagle Point, Chief Justice James Bedell McKean's opinion on the eligibility of Mormons as jurors, attempts to eradicate polygamy, the arrest of Brigham Young, the Hawkins adultery trial, tin mines in Ogden, Mormon claims about the Chicago Fire, the Scandinavian influence on Mormons, Church membership in 1888, westward immigration, the Salt Lake grasshopper plague and other topics.

30 handwritten pages on notebook paper, about 300 note cards, 1 news clipping.


  • Other: circa 1838-1888

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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


4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Notes and quotes about early Mormon history, circa 1838-1888.

Custodial History note

Donated in 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; 1991.

Appraisal note

LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 13 July 2007.

Register of Early Mormon history research notes
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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