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Edwin Gordon Woolley autobiography and diary

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Identifier: MSS 490

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript. Woolley writes about his early life in an autobiography and then continues his story in a diary. The journal has many gaps. He writes about his militia activities and his enconters with Paiute Indians early in his life. Wolley spent much of his adult life in St. George, Utah. He also spent time in Salt Lake City, Utah, on business and on political activities. Woolley served as a justice the peace, a city recorder, a member of a Utah constitutional convention, a member of the Utah territorial legislature, a probate judge, and a high councilman of the St. George Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Woolley also writes about meeting David Whitmer, an early leader of the Church.


  • 1869-1896


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Autobiography and diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Utah politician and businessman, member of the Utah militia, and an LDS Church leader.


1 item (74 pages)


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Autobiography and diary
Rose Frank
14 April 2011
Description rules
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