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Orson Hyde letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2959

Scope and Contents

A letter by Orson Hyde, dated Springtown, May 26, 1869, concerning a republication of his 1842 pamphlet containing information about his mission to Jerusalem. Also, a list of subscribers from the Salt Lake City 9th Ward, Bishop Samuel Woolley's ward, for Hyde's pamphlet. Handwritten letter by Orson Hyde, handwritten list of subscribers by Mrs. C. E. Woolley, and photocopies of both documents.


  • 1869 May 26


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

Biographical / Historical

Orson Hyde (January 8, 1805 - November 28, 1878) was born in Connecticut to Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. He joined the LDS church in 1831, serving as an Apostle in the Church from 1835 until his death. He served a mission to Jerusalem from 1840 to 1842 to dedicate the land for the return of the Jews. He was later assigned by Brigham Young to preside in the Spring City, Utah area.


2 folders (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Came in as part of a purchase of a larger group of financial manuscripts originally belonging to Samuel A. Woolley, Bishop of the Salt Lake City 9th ward. See case file for F. Edward Bennett.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; F. Edward Bennett.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Worksheet drafted by David J. Whittaker.

Register of Orson Hyde letter
Rose Frank
3 March 2011
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