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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

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

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

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

William B. Pace letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2354
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated 5 Nov. 1869 and addressed to "Miss Alvira Coolidge" of Manit, Utah. Pace writes from Provo, Utah saying that as an "old man" he had been "smitten" by her. He states that he has an interest in her friendship.

Dates: 1869 November 5

Parley P. Pratt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7
Overview

The collection contains correspondence, missionary journals, writings, discourses, sermons, mission records, genealogy records, legislative service records, and miscellaneous biographical materials covering 1837-1967.

Dates: 1837-1967

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

Franklin S. Richards papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1204
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and typewritten correspondence and legal papers. The materials relate to Richards' law career in Utah. Some of the materials relate to the Edmunds-Tucker Act of 1887 which sought to make the prosecution of the practice of polygamy enforceable and to Mormon polygamy in general.

Dates: 1878-1891

Lorenzo Snow letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1205
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated 1 March 1886, and addressed to Franklin S. Richards, a lawyer in Salt Lake City, Utah. Snow thanks Richards for "securing appeal in my three cases to the U. S. Supreme Court and promise of bail." The issue involved was probably a charge of polygamy made against Snow.

Dates: 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

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