Orson Spencer letters
Scope and Contents
Photocopies of handwritten letters. Also included are typescripts of two of the items. The letters were written to Spencer's children when he was in St. Louis, Missouri and largely relate to family matters. Spencer gives fatherly advice to his daughters in a Mormon theological framework on how to conduct themselves and how to treat men.
- Spencer, Orson, 1802-1855 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in 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 Orson Spencer letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Mormon Church leader and educator. Spencer graduated from the theological college at Hamilton, New York and served as an alderman at Nauvoo, Illinois and as chancellor to the University of Deseret in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the president of the British Mission and the St. Louis Stake for the Mormon Church.
4 items (19 leaves)(0.03 linear ft.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Educators -- Utah -- Correspondence
- Home and Family
- Material Types
- Mormon Church -- Doctrines -- History -- 19th century
- Mormon women -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History
- Mormons -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Correspondence
- Social Life and Customs
- Spencer, Orson, 1802-1855 -- Correspondence
- Register of Orson Spencer letters
- In Progress
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 September 17
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States