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John Henry Hayes autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 498

Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography with a photocopy of the item. The item was written as an autobiography with yearly summaries of activities. Hayes migrated to Utah in 1862 and lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, during the Black Hawk War with the Ute Indians. Hayes was a Mormon polygamist, served on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England, and lived in numerous places and had numerous occupations in Utah.


  • 1870-1928


Conditions Governing Access

The original is restricted because of poor condition of the manuscript. The photocopies are for patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Mormon pioneer.


3 folders (0.2 linear ft.) : 74 p.

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy of original is available in folder 2. Transcription is available in folder 3.

Register of John Henry Hayes autobiography
Rose Frank
2011 April 14
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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