Parley P. Pratt and Belinda Marden Pratt book of poetry and accounts
Scope and Contents
One notebook with handwritten items in it. It includes poems by Pratt and his wife Belinda Marden Pratt. One poem deals with the martyrdom of the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Also included are financial records. Likely produced in Utah, although no locations are identified. Dated 1847.
- Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857 (creator, Person)
- Pratt, Belinda Marden, 1820-1894 (contributor, Person)
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 Parley P. Pratt and Belinda Marden Pratt book of poetry and accounts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Belinda Marden Pratt (1820-1894) was a wife of Parley P. Pratt and an active member of the early LDS church.
Belinda Pratt was born Melinda Marden on December 24, 1820 in Chichester, New Hampshire to John Marden and Rachel Shaw. She was converted to the LDS Church in 1843. She was sealed to Parley P. Pratt November 20, 1844 in Nauvoo, Illinois. She moved to Utah and was an active member of the Church there, serving as Relief Society president of her ward and later her stake. Belinda Marden Pratt passed away February 19, 1894 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857) was an American religious leader and missionary.
Parley P. Pratt was born April 12, 1807 in Burlington, New York, to Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson Pratt. He served as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1835 to his death in 1857. Parley P. Pratt was assassinated May 13, 1857 in Alma, Arkansas.
1 folder (0.05 linear ft)
Language of Materials
Item was placed at BYU on permanent loan by Kristen McKendry in 1988. The item has been handed down to women in the family, beginning with Belinda Pratt. Ownership was transferred to her niece, Sarah Nielsen Barrows, in 2018.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Loaned; Kristen McKendry; 1988.
LDS, Utah and Western American cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.4, November 2013).
Processed; Leslie Evens; November 2011.
Processed; Maddi Landrith; March 2018.
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Apostles -- Biography
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Apostles -- Poetry
- Fine Arts
- Latter Day Saint churches -- Apostles
- Poetry -- 19th century
- Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844 -- Assassination
- Register of Parley P. Pratt and Belinda Marden Pratt book of poetry and accounts
- Leslie Evens
- 2011 November 30
- 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.