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Mitchell family biographies

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 794

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and typed texts. Consists of two biographical sketches, one of Margaret Mitchell Blyth (1824-1910) and the other of Elizabeth Ann Blyth (1859-1919), written by one of their descendants, Pearl Elizabeth Mitchell Boyce (1881- ), and an autobiographical sketch of Pearl Boyce.

Discusses Margaret's birth in Scotland and her family's subsequent immigration to Canada and later to the United States; their conversion to the Mormon Church in California; their move to Utah; and life on the Utah frontier. Pearl also describes in detail an experience she had with someone she believed to be one of the "Three Nephites."


  • 1948-1951


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

Biographical History

Converts to the Mormon Church, early settlers in Utah.


3 items (33 leaves)


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Mitchell family biographies
In Progress
Morgan Crockett
2010 July 20
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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