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Albert Leffingwell postcards

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8559

Scope and Contents

Materials include eight postcards from Albert Leffingwell that were sent to his wife, Mary C. Leffingwell, from November 9, 1880, to February 25, 1881 during a research trip through Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah, and San Francisco, California. The postcards include messages about his dealings with Mormonism in Utah. Albert also mentions an article he wrote about Mormonism in the "Chicago Times." Dated 1880-1881.


  • 1880-1881


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

Biographical History

Albert Leffingwell (1845-1916) was a physician who authored many books about vivisection reform.

Albert Leffingwell was born on February 13, 1845, in Aurora, New York, to Elisha Leffingwell and Jane Elizabeth Jackson. He married Mary C. Hathaway in 1871, and after her death married Elizabeth Fear in 1892. Albert and Elizabeth had three children together. Albert was a physician who wrote at least eight books on the abuses and experimentation on animals, was an advocate for vivisection reform, and from 1904 to 1905 he served as the President of the American Humane Association. Albert Leffingwell died on September 1, 1916, in Aurora, New York.

Biographical History

Mary C. Leffingwell (1838-1886) was a physician's wife in New York.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from Rick Grunder in April 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Rick Grunder; April 2014.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013.)

Processing Information

Processed; Nate Burroughs, intern manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.

Register of Albert Leffingwell postcards
Nate Burroughs
2014 September 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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