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Samuel Russell papers

Identifier: MSS 9413

Content Description

Collection consists of letters to and from Samuel Russell, covering topics of family matters, missionary work, and travel. Two documents mention Civil War events. Also includes a tribute to Russell's sister Isabella M. Johnson upon her funeral, and a receipt for rent and provisions. Materials dated 1843 to 1928.


  • 1843-1928


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 Samuel Russell papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Russell (1835-1896) was a Mormon farmer and lumber salesman, who served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1882 and 1883. Russell was born in Canada, and lived in Missouri before moving to Utah in 1861. He died in 1896.


2 folders (0.04 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from Nathaniel Cook in 1986 and 1987.


Utah and Western American and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual and religious history.

Related Materials

Related materials in MSS SC 1317, MSS SC 2159, and MSS 1511.

Register of Samuel Russell papers
Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Technical Services Archivist
2020 March 13
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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