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Brigham Young letter to Samuel W. Richards

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 779

Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated 27 Feb. 1853 and addressed to Samuel W. Richards in Liverpool, England. The item was composed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Young reports on the condition of Utah at the end of a severe winter during which the Utahns received no mail from outside the territory. Young also writes about the sugar industry in Utah, the progress on buildings and machinery of the Deseret Manufacturing Company, the excavations on the foundation of the Salt Lake Temple, the activities of the territorial legislature, and funds for the emigration of Mormons to Utah. He also comments on the necissity and benefits of lengthy missions for the Mormon Church that would last for two to five years.


  • 1853 February 27


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

Biographical / Historical

Colonizer, governor of the Utah Territory, and second president of the Mormon Church.


1 item (4 p.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

Removed from the Levi Edgar Young Collection MSS 561.

Register of Brigham Young letter to Samuel W. Richards
Leslie Evens
2011 November 21
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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