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Chester Alan Arthur pardon

 File — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2036
Scope and Contents

Handwritten pardon issued by the office of the president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886) and signed by him. The item pardons John J. Kelly of Utah for crimes of "bigamy or polygamy and unlawful cohabitation."

Dates: 1884

Perrin Bliss letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2222
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters written from Chicago, Illinois and addressed to "Brother and Sister" Samuel and Eunice Moore, Mormons living in Utah. Bliss writes about family matters, the weather, the state and national economies, slavery, and Mormon polygamy. Bliss states that the Mormons should not practice slavery and that polygamy will not work.

Dates: 1857-1860

Melissa Brownell letter

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 777
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, addressed to "Beloved Sisters," dated June 26 of an unknown year. Internal evidence suggests the item may have been written in the 1880s, but this is uncertain. Brownell writes about men, marriage, and polygamy largely in negative terms. She mentions Mormon men bringing their polygamous wives to California.

Dates: approximately 1880

Angus M. Cannon diaries and letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 199
Scope and Contents

Collection includes three handwritten diaries dated 1885 to 1886 two letters from 1891. In his diaries, Cannon writes about his imprisonment at the Utah State Penitentiary for polygamy and his subseqent experiences as a stake president for the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. His letters are addressed to his sons George and John, and to Levi Colvin of Payson, Utah. Photocopies and typescripts of the diaries are also included.

Dates: 1885-1891

Benjamin C. Critchlow correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3267
Scope and Contents

The collection includes three letters written by Benjamin C. Critchlow between 1872 and 1887. The first is to his parents and dates from his mission; the second two were written to his wife Martha while he was hiding for polygamy.

Dates: 1872-1887

Moses Franklin Farnsworth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1678
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, record books, pension petitions, certificates, pamphlets, articles of incorporation, poems, blessings, poems, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to Farnsworth's activities particulary in the Mormon Church. Included in the collection are letters from the fourth president of the Mormon Church, Willford Woodruff, patriarchal blessings, letters relating to Mormon polygamy, and a book recording the work done in the Manti Temple of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1870-1900

Kate Field letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 290
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated April 21 of an unspecified year, and addressed to J. H. Holmes. Field writes about Mormon polygamy and about various anti-Mormon activities. Also included is a card stating that "Mormonism is organized Treason" which was signed by Field.

Dates: approximately 1885

Brian C. Hales research papers

Identifier: MSS 9227
Content Description Contains items related to Brian C. Hales' research on the topics of Mormon polygamy and fundamentalism, including binders of research material used for Hales' three-volume book Joseph Smith's polygamy published in 2013. Most of the materials in these binders have been scanned and are available online. Also contains research materials, personal correspondence related to his research and publication, and copies of publications related to Mormon fundamentalism that were used in research for his...
Dates: 1991-2013; Majority of material found within 2007-2013

William Alonzo Hyde letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 675
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter addressed to Mrs. Louisa W. Holmes, Hyde's aunt in Fulton, Illinois. The item was written in Kaysville, Utah, on 26 Nov. 1885. Hyde defends the beliefs of the Mormon Church particularly the practice of polygamy.

Dates: 1885 November 26

Mary E. Lightner papers

 Collection — Folder: 8
Identifier: Vault MSS 363
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials pertaining to the life of Mary E. Lightner. Includes handwritten originals and photocopies of correspondence including correspondence to Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many prominent Mormon women while in Utah. Also included are personal histories, autobiographies, speeches, articles pertaining to her life while in Minersville, Utah, along with patriarchal blessings and a statement relating to her marriage to Joseph Smith. Dated...
Dates: 1865-1980

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