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Samuel Russell, Sr. correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1317

Scope and Contents

Three handwritten and signed letters. One was written by Samuel Russell (1891) and the other two, by William Maughn (1863) and Nathanial V. Jones (1889), were written to him. Maughn responds to Samuel Russell's criticism of Judge Cradlebaugh's speech on "Utah and the Mormons," telling him that Cradlebaugh's criticism could also be applied to his own letter. Jones writes of raids that have occurred at Samuel Russell's home and the resulting trouble for his wives. Russell comments on an article in the "Young Mormon's Journal," written by O.B. Huntington, discussing a prophecy by the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), about those who persecuted the Mormons in Jackson County, Missouri.


  • 1863-1891


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

Biographical History

Early member of the Mormon Church.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : 7 p.

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Peter Crawley in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Peter Crawley; 1986.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Samuel Russell correspondence
Elisa Visick
2010 August 11
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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