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History of William Theobald

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3120

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The item is an autobiography of William Theobald. Also included is an index to the item. Theobald was born in England in 1813 and worked on his father's farm until he was sixteen years old. He later became a carpenter and a wheelwright and served in the British navy from 1836 to 1840. He married Martha Lane in 1841, joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1848, and migrated to Utah in 1851. He worked as a police officer in Salt Lake City and went to the St. George, Utah, area in 1863 settling in Duncan's Retreat. He moved to Toquerville, Utah, in 1871.


  • approximately 1875


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


1 item (6 p.)

Custodial History

This item was photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection in 2001.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


Theobald also spelled as Theobold. Formerly in film call number: 920 no. 1.

Register of History of William Theobald
In Progress
Garrett Schroath
2011 February 22
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