Christian P. Christiansen autograph book
Scope and Contents note
Contains fifty-four photocopied leaves of an autograph book belonging to Christiansen, who compiled the book in 1887 while serving time in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary for practicing plural marriage. The book includes autographs, comments, and well wishes of fellow prisoners many of whom also reaffirm their faith in the practice of plural marriage. The materials are dated from April 7, 1887 to August 5, 1887.
- Christiansen, Christian Peter (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Christian P. Christiansen autograph book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Christian Peter Christiansen (1838-1918) practiced plural marriage.
Christian Peter Christiansen was born on August 18, 1838 in Lindholm, Aalborg, Denmark. On October 30, 1860 he married Kirstine Marie Murman in Veggerby, Denmark. In subsequent years he came to Utah where he practiced plural marriage and wed four additional women. In 1887 he served time in the Utah Territory Penitentiary for violation of the Edmunds-Tucker Act which prohibited the practice of plural marriage as well as cohabitation. Christian P. Christiansen died on July 20, 1918 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah.
1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
54 photocopied leaves of an autograph book belonging to Christian P. Christiansen.
Custodial History note
Donated by Rick Erickson in 1988.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Rick Erickson; 1988.
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Processing Information note
Processed; Meghan Mathews; 23 October 2007.
- Register of Christian P. Christiansen autograph book
- Meghan Mathews and Karen Glenn, student processors; John Murphy, curator
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.