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Mendon Ward high priest minutes

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8929

Scope and Contents

Contains digital copies (PDF and TIFF) of minutes for the Mendon Ward high priests group. Includes minutes for meetings between 1879-1911, a genealogy of the members of the high priests group, and attendance records for the members of the group. Material dated 1879-1911.


  • 1879-1911


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 Mendon Ward high priest minutes must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The Mendon Ward (1859-1978) was a local ecclesiastical unit of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mendon, Utah.

The Mendon Ward was established in 1859 by Alexander Brice Hill, Roger Luckham, AndreW P. Shumway, and Charles Shumway, Sr. Andrew P. Shumway initially served as the sole member of the bishopric until he was called to serve a mission in Europe in 1869. The original ward was established in a log schoolhome which was constructed between 1859-1860, it was expanded by 1866 as a means to help support the ward in the midst of Native American attacks. In the 1870s the Young Mens' Mutual Improvement Association, the Young Womens' Mutual Improvement Association, and the Primary were soon created. By the turn of the century, the ward included 617 people with a patriarch (Henry G. Hughes), eighteen high priests, fourteen Seventies, twenty-seven elders, twelve priests, fourteen teachers, and twenty deacons. In 1978, the ward was divided to form the Mendon 1st Ward and Mendon 2nd Ward.


1 computer disk (18 GB)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Cliford T.G. Sorenson in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Cliford T.G. Sorenson; November 2016.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Eric Wolford; 2016.

Register of Mendon Ward high priest minutes
Eric Wolford
2016 November 21
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