Thomas Wright Kirby autobiography and diary
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. These materials were created when Kirby was in the territorial penitentiary of Utah for polygamy. Kirby was born in England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852, performed missionary work in England, migrated to Utah in 1863 where he lived in several different places, took additional wives, joined the United Order, and went to prison for polygamy. His diary covers the years 1886 to 1887 when he was in the penitentiary.
- Kirby, Thomas Wright (Person)
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Open for public research.
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LDS missionary, pioneer, and local Church leader.
1 item (ca. 200 pages)
Language of Materials
19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.
- Kirby, Thomas Wright
- Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- England -- History
- Latter Day Saint pioneers -- Utah -- History
- Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- History
- Material Types
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Polygamy -- Utah -- History
- Prisons -- Utah -- History
- United orders (Latter Day Saint churches) -- History
- Register of Autobiography and diary
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 31
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.