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Brigham Young letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 809

Scope and Contents

Letter from Brigham Young, Richardson Point, Camp of Israel, to his wife, Harriott Cook, Nauvoo, Illinois, 15 March 1846. Nauvoo looks like a prison to him, so he will continue West. Joseph B. Noble is to bring her over. Asks her to go visit Mary and Margaret Pears. Desires to see her and "the little boys." They are feeling happy in the camp. Edwin Little has been sick. They plan to move from their current position on next Wednesday.


  • 1846 March 15


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopy available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Brigham Young (1801-1877) was the second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Oscar Brigham Young, the son of Brigham Young and Harriet Cook Young, gave this letter to his daughter, Edith Young Booth, who gave it to her daughter, Virginia Booth Allred, the donor.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy of original available in folder 2.


Acquisitions; Virginia Booth Allred, June 2002

Register of Brigham Young letter
Leslie Evens
2011 November 18
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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