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Amasa Aldrich speech

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8974

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the speech given by Amasa Aldrich on July 4, 1896 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, regarding patriotism.


  • 1896 July 4


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 Amasa Aldrich speech must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Amasa Aldrich was born to Martin Aldrich and Hannah Madsen on March 16, 1863 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Aldrich served a 3 year mission at the age of 21 in New Zealand, learning the Maori language and assisting in preparing written materials for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He operated as treasurer and secretary of the Mt. Pleasant Economic Co. until 1895 as well as Postmaster, County Recorder, and a William Jennings Bryant supporter. He married Mary Hannah Jolley and had two children, Vera Rowena and Liberty Virginia. After Liberty died and he had a controversial divorce, he remarried to Vilate Maxfield, with whom he had Amasa Maxfield. He died of a coronary occlusion on August 16, 1938.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from Ron Lerner in 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Ron Lerner; February 8, 2017.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Caitlyn Towne, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; 2017.

Register of Amasa Aldrich speech
Caitlyn Towne
2017 March 1
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