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Joseph Smith Black autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 742
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography. Black wrote this account when he was in the Utah Penitentiary for polygamy. The autobiography starts in the year 1877 when Black was living in Deseret, Utah. He writes about his life in Deseret, his avoidance of federal officials while resisting arrest for polygamy, and his subsequent incarceration in prison.
Dates: 1889-1890

Thomas Wright Kirby autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 706
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. These materials were created when Kirby was in the territorial penitentiary of Utah for polygamy. Kirby was born in England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852, performed missionary work in England, migrated to Utah in 1863 where he lived in several different places, took additional wives, joined the United Order, and went to prison for polygamy. His diary covers the years 1886 to 1887 when he was in the...
Dates: 1887

Wilford E. Smith personal narratives

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2112
Scope and Contents Includes four volumes of autobiographical writings and two volumes of poems, essays, addresses, messages to his children, and other information. Autobiographical writings reflect his early life in Holladay, Utah, 1916-1934; work for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah, 1935; Latter-day Saint mission to New Zealand, 1936-1938; experiences as a student athlete at Brigham Young University, 1939, and the University of Utah, 1940-1943; service as a chaplain in World War II; experiences as a...
Dates: approximately 1980-1998

Charles Alphonzo Terry autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 652
Scope and Contents Handwritten fragment of an autobiography composed at an unknown date. Terry writes about his incarceration for polgyamy in the Utah prison in 1890.
Dates: approximately 1920

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