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Ann Gordge Lee autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5857

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten, incomplete version of Lee's autobiography. Ann Lee tells about her family's conversion to Mormonism in Australia, their emigration to Utah, and her life as a Mormon woman in southern Utah. She gives details of the brutal activities of Mormon leaders including those of John D. Lee, her husband. She converted to Catholicism later in her life. While the work makes references to historical events, the researcher is cautioned that much of the work seems to be pure fiction. This copy is incomplete compared to the one at MSS SC 1706, and is in a different hand, suggesting that it was dictated.


  • 1900


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 Ann Gordge Lee autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Mormon settler of southern Utah and plural wife of John D. Lee.


1 folder ; (0.08 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items was donated to Special Collections in 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Rick Grunder; 1993.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original version located at MSS SC 1706.

Related Materials

For a more complete original version, see MSS SC 1706. The handwriting differs, but the content appear to be mostly the same, except that the version at MSS SC 1706 has additional information at the beginning not found here.

Register of Ann Gordge Lee autobiography
Rose Frank
2011 June 23
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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