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Brief history of William Cook Prows

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 921

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photocopy of a handwritten biography of William Cook Prows. Prows was a pioneer to both Salt Lake City, Utah and Colonia Juarez, Mexico; a member of the Mormon Battalion; a gold prospector; a cooper; a horticulturist; and a polygamist. He was married to both Lodesky Ann Roberds and to Louisa Melinda James both of whom he took to Arizona. Then he took Louisa to Colonia Juarez due to the persecution of polygamists.


  • 1930-1977

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 Brief history of William Cook Prows must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


11 p. (0.07 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Sheri Clarke in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Sheri Clarke; 1977.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Physical Description

Handwritten; photocopy.

Register of Brief history of William Cook Prows
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 July 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