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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

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

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

Lydia G. Knight genealogical records and correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 17
Scope and Contents Handwritten genealogical records and 32 miscellaneous items, mostly letters. Also included are photocopies, typescripts, and three microfilm reels of the originals. The correspondence is between Lydia and her family members in the New Albion area of New York state. They relate family matters and include Lydia's testimony of polygamy. Also included are several pages of a journal giving an account of an unnamed person on a mission in 1836 for the Mormon Church to work on the temple in...
Dates: 1833-1883

Pardon for Truman Osborn Angell

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 914
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed pardon granted to Truman O. Angell (1810-1887) for practicing the Mormon doctrine of polygamy.
Dates: 1892

George Reynolds letters

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 593
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letters to his wife, Amelia. Twenty-eight itmes were written from 1879-1881 in the Utah Peniteniary while Reynolds was serving a two-year sentence for polygamy. Reynolds tells about prison life, reaffirms his dedication to the Mormon faith, and discusses family matters.
Dates: 1879-1887

Samuel Hollister Rogers diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1134
Scope and Contents Materials include original handwritten reminiscences and diaries of Samuel Hollistor Rogers from 1841 to 1886. Rogers writes about his life as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He also tells about his service with the Mormon Battalion, his migration to Utah from California in 1848, his missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his involvement in polygamy. He also talks about his experiences in Salt Lake City, Lehi, and Parowan, Utah, and his pioneering efforts...
Dates: 1841-1886

John Taylor letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 677
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typed copies of letters sent by John Taylor to his wives and to such LDS Church leaders as Brigham Young and Wilford Woodruff. The materials deal largely with family and Church matters. Also included are photocopies of handwritten notes on Taylor's various wives.
Dates: 1839-1887

John Van Cott papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1743
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, and a family history. The correspondence is between Van Cott and family members. Also included are handwritten and signed letters from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, to Van Cott. The diaries cover the time when Van Cott served as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1862. He was in Iowa City, Iowa, when the first handcart companies left for Utah.
Dates: 1838-1913

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