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Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 139 Collections and/or Records:

Polygamy article

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230307743]
Identifier: MSS SC 1004
Scope and Contents

Two anonymous, photocopied articles relating to Mormon polygamy. One is typewritten and outlines the author's belief that the Mormon Church was in error when it discontinued plural marriage. Five leaves of the document (pages 8-15) are missing. The other item is a holograph manuscript which tells about the issuing of the "Manifesto" in 1890 which formally ended polygamy among the Mormons.

Dates: Publication: 1975

Questions on Mormon doctrines

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311828]
Identifier: MSS SC 1475
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typed questions relating to Mormon doctrines of plural marriage, fundamentalism, and rebaptism.

Dates: 1976-1978

The rag baby

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230313972]
Identifier: MSS SC 1596
Scope and Contents

Typewritten fictional story of a Mormon polygamous family in Taylorsville, Utah.

Dates: circa 1940

Life sketch of Lemuel Hardison Redd

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329820]
Identifier: MSS SC 3090
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The item is an autobiography of Lemuel Hardison Redd. "The above sketch of my life was written by my daughters, under my directions. In Lund White Pine County, Nevada. September 1907." Redd was born in North Carolina in 1836. He moved with his family to Salt Lake Valley when he was fourteen years old. They moved to Provo and then to Spanish Fork, Utah. Redd married Kezia Jane Butler on 3 January 1856 and took another wife, Sarah Lousia...
Dates: 1907

Samuel R. Redfield correspondence

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2878
Scope and Contents

Includes letter to him and his wife, Sally, from their daughter, Orpha M. Everett, in Salt Lake City, dated 28 February 1855. She discusses interference of the federal government in Utah affairs, and defends the Mormon practice of plural marriage. Also includes two letters by Samuel, 12 and 13 June 1858, addressed to John H. Redfield, giving family genealogical data. The 1858 letters appear to be in response to specific questions.

Dates: 1855-1858

George Reynolds papers

 Collection — Folder 34: [Barcode: 31197239266270]
Identifier: Vault MSS 10
Scope and Contents Papers contain correspondence to and from George Reynolds from various church, civic, and business leaders, a number of certificates relating to Reynolds ecclesiastical and civic duties and positions, and some family correspondence, as well as a history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written by Reynolds. Many of these items relate to Reynolds' conviction and imprisonment for practicing polygamy in the 1870s and 1880s, though some items date from as early as 1863 to as...
Dates: approximately 1863-1920

John Riggs letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232534906]
Identifier: MSS 7701
Scope and Contents

Collection includes letters to John Riggs from various family members that deliver family news and comment on the Mormon practice of polygamy, and other various papers including a prescription note possibly written by John Riggs and baptism information for John Riggs’ children. The letters date between 1852 and 1861, and the other various papers are undated.

Dates: 1852-1861

Joseph Lee Robinson journal fragments

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230350776]
Identifier: MSS 5898
Scope and Contents

Joseph Lee Robinson's autobiography and journal, 1852-1893. Joseph Lee Robinson writes about his family, spiritual manifestations, conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith's teachings, his journey from Nauvoo to Salt Lake City, service as a bishop, how seagulls saved the crops, death of Jedediah M. Grant, his plural wives and his journey to southeast Idaho.

Dates: 1852-1893

C. R. Savage diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1424
Scope and Contents

The diaries contain notes and comments on business, descriptions of many journeys around the West and commentaries on the religious and social life of the period.

Dates: 1855-1909

Second installment of Levi James Taylor papers, 1872-1935

Identifier: MSS 2200 Series 2
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: Includes ten journals, 1873-1935. There are date gaps in the journals, and some volumes are missing. Includes a typed copy of the journals. Also contains a Taylor family genealogical record which includes an autobiographical sketch of Levi's father, Pleasant Green Taylor. Also includes a journal of Levi's first wife, Nancy Jane Gates, September 1868-August 1869. Her record includes lists of students she taught at Lynne, Utah, in 1868; lists of children who attended Sunday School in Lynne,...
Dates: Other: 1872-1935