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John Richards letters

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 543

Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters addressed to Richards' son, John Richards (1806-1889), who joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, and to Utah in 1851. Also included is a letter from John Richards' (1806-1889) brother, Thomas Richards. The letters were sent when John, Jr., was living in Canada, Nauvoo, and in Mill Creek, Utah. The items deal largely with family matters and relate impressions of international affairs.


  • 1831-1856


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

Biographical History

Resident of Canada who was born in Scotland.


6 items (24 pages)


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Richards letters
Megan Furcini
2011 March 23
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