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Letter from Hermann to his parents

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8870

Content Description

Contains a handwritten letter in German by Hermann from Salt Lake City, Utah, to his parents in Germany. Hermann was a German tourist who was interested in Mormon irrigation systems and who attached himself to a small group of German diplomats who were touring Salt Lake City and the West. He writes of his experiences while in Salt Lake City, including visiting with President John Taylor, and discusses the Mormon religion, including the Book of Mormon. Dated June 27, 1884.

Includes a a color copy and transcription of the letter in German.


  • 1884 June 27

Language of Materials

Materials are in German and English.

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 Letter from Hermann to his parents must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Purchased from Lynn Pulsipher in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Lynn Pulsipher; May 2016.

Processing Information

Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2016.

Register of Letter from Hermann to his parents
Ryan K. Lee
2016 August 15
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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