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Andrew Borgeson correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2899

Scope and Contents

Two letters exchanged between Andrew Borgeson and Joseph F. Smith, an apostle in the Mormon Church, concerning the former being sealed by adoption into the family of Hyrum Smith. In the first letter, Andrew Borgeson refers to an earlier meeting with Joseph F. Smith where Smith discussed the subject of adoption sealings. Smith's reply explains that these sealings are currently available at the St. George Temple and can be performed by himself or his cousin, John L. Smith. Smith also adds that within approximately six months the Logan Temple would be completed, and the sealing could be performed there.


  • 1883


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopies for patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Andrew Borgeson correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 folders (4 items)

Custodial History

In December 1989 Nell Morgan, granddaughter of Andrew Borgeson, sent the materials to Don Norton, BYU Professor of English, whom she had met at a BYU Elder Hostel class. Morgan's intentions were for Norton to pass the items on to the BYU Special Collections, which was done, and received in December by David Whittaker, Curator of 19th Century Mormon materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Nell Morgan; 1989.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Andrew Borgeson correspondence
In Progress
Elisa Visick
2010 December 13
Description rules
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