Thomas Morris autobiography
Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7661
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of an autobiography of Thomas Morris, written in 1871. Contains an account of his early life in South Wales, including his various occupations and religious affiliations, his emigration to New York in 1832, death of his first wife in 1837, his second marriage, conversion to Mormonism and relocation to Nauvoo in 1844, his impressions of Joseph Smith, and details of service in Mormon Battalion. Concludes with list of his various marriages and dates.
- Morris, Thomas, 1799-1884 (Person)
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 the Thomas Morris autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Thomas Morris (1799-1884) was a Mormon pioneer, soldier, and farmer in Utah and California. Morris served in the Mormon Battalion, and was later a branch president in San Bernardino, California.
1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)
Maintained in original order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Development of Mormonism (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy). Collection contains information of the life of Thomas Morris. Thomas Morris heard the prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., speak and saw the bodies of Joseph and Hyrum after they were martyred at Carthage Jail.
Processed; Devon Zimmerman, student manuscript processor, and David Whittaker, curator.
- Register of Thomas Morris autobiography
- Devon Zimmerman
- 2010 September 27
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.