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George Laub papers

Identifier: Vault MSS 819

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three account books of George Laub that record his carpentry work and expenses, 1843-1844, 1850-1851, and 1862-1868. Also contains miscellaneous financial documents, and several letters to and from George Laub and his family and friends, 1845-1880.


  • 1843-1880


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

Biographical / Historical

George Laub (1814-1880) was born in Pennsylvania and raised by his adopted father, George Weidler, from the time he was 8 years old. When he was 18, he began his trade work as a carpenter. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was 27. He soon thereafter moved to Nauvoo to join the rest of the Saints. In 1845, he was adopted by and sealed to John D. Lee. He continued westward to Utah and finally settled in St. George in 1863.


1 box (1 linear ft.)

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Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

These items were in the possession of Lyndon Cook before they were purchased from him by the Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections in December 2001.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


Three account books, seven financial documents, and thirteen letters.

Register of George Laub papers
Leslie Evens
2011 November 10
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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