Mormon emigration records
Scope and Contents
Papers about the emigration of Mormons from England to Utah. Writers of letters include Godfrey Lushington, Julian Pauncefote, M. J. Hoppin, A. F. G. Liddell, J. Vaughan, William M. Everts E. Y. N. Henerson. They are all men in service of the British government (in the United States Charge of Affairs), and correspond under the direction of the Queen of England. The British government's United States Charge of Affairs seems to be in a panic about the "evils" connected with Mormon immigration to the United States. The United States Government has asked for Britain's cooperation with putting an end to the adoption of Mormon doctrines by British subjects. J. Vaughan (from the Police Court) responds to this idea in his 1879 letter to Honorable A. F. G. Liddell. He writes that the British government does not have power to "institute inquisitional examinations into the private opinions which British subjects hold on questions of Religion or morality." There are proposals to put into the British newspaper a caution against joining the Mormon church.
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 Mormon emigration records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
1 oversize folder (1.66 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
These items were donated to Special Collections in 1980.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donation; Public Records Office; 1980.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Mormon emigration records
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 May 13
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.