John Lowe Butler autobiographies
Scope and Contents
Collection includes three typewritten versions of the autobiography of John Lowe Butler. The autobiographies describe Butler's conversion to the Latter-day Saint Church, building Nauvoo, Illinois, officiating in the temple, experiences as Joseph Smith's bodyguard, the martyrdom of Smith, the expulsion from Nauvoo, the journey to Utah, the colonization of Spanish Fork, Utah, the Utah War and genealogical information of the Butler family, family wills and patriarchal blessings.
- Butler, John Lowe, 1808-1860 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials 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 John Lowe Butler autobiographies must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
John Lowe Butler (1808-1860) was a Mormon pioneer, farmer, and blacksmith. He was a bodyguard for Joseph Smith, and later settled Spanish Fork, Utah.
Autobiographies were previously held in separate collections (MSS SC 2740), and were merged into a single artificial collection in 2008. Donated by Dr. Ulrich Bryner in 1976.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Dr. Ulrich Bryner; 1976.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
- Register of John Lowe Butler autobiographies
- In Progress
- Elisa Visick
- 2010 July 1
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.