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

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:

John Van Cott papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230217678]
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

Biographical sketch of the life of Samuel Wagstaff

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230339456]
Identifier: MSS SC 3343
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Samuel Wagstaff was born in 1820 in England, married Lucy Webb in 1840, and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1849. He migrated to Utah in 1862 and settled in American Fork. Samuel went to prison for polygamy in 1888 and died in 1897. The title page of the item states, "by Ada W. Barratt." At the end of the biography is written, "Sketch written by Bertha N. Sager."

Dates: 1930

G. D. Watt letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233283479]
Identifier: Vault MSS 40
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters mostly addressed to Martha D. Watt. Nine of the items are the originals while the remaining four are photostat copies. George Watt writes about family matters and relationships with his wifes, his activities in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper, the Church of Zion, and his employment with Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1867-1875

Baldwin Harvey Watts diary and prison papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230232347]
Identifier: MSS 486
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary and prison records. Watts kept the diary while serving on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Bristol, England, area in 1875. Also included are records relating to Watts' incarceration in the Utah prison for polygamy in 1888. Watts compiled a list of 668 men imprisoned for polygamy from 1884 to 1889. He included the date of sentencing, the length of the sentence, and the age of the prisoners. He also lists each man's home town. Also...
Dates: 1875-1889

Westover family history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305259]
Identifier: MSS SC 771
Scope and Contents

Holograph and photocopies of letter dated July 22, 1877, from Joanna Matilda Erickson Westover to her husband, Edwin Lycurgus Westover; a biographical sketch of Joanna Westover; and genealogical information on the Westover family. The biographical sketch was written by Joanna's granddaughter, Mary Westover Carroll.

Dates: 1967

John Mills Whitaker diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 293
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typewritten transcripts of a handwritten journal. The items were originally kept in Pitman shorthand. The entries are extensive and detailed. Whitaker was raised in Centerville, Utah but lived much of his adult life in Salt Lake City, Utah. Whitaker details his life and activities and makes observations on Utah society, the Mormon Church, and state and national politics. He had numerous callings in the Mormon Church and served as a missionary for that faith in the...
Dates: 1883-1949

Wives of Brigham Young

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491214]
Identifier: MSS 664
Scope and Contents

Typewritten list. The item presents a list of 59 women known to have been married to the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young. The list was compiled "From Temple Work Sheets in L.D.S. gen. Soc. Archives." The item also includes biographical data on each wife.

Dates: approximately 1960

Edwin Dilworth Woolley papers

Identifier: MSS 1403
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, diaries, notes, and miscellaneous items relating to Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Erastus Snow, and their families which were related through marriage. The materials deal with family associations with various Mormon Church leaders, the Grand Canyon, and a wide wage of Mormon and Utah history topics.

Dates: approximately 1850-1920

Flora Snow Woolley memoirs

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306174]
Identifier: MSS SC 856
Scope and Contents

This collection is a typescript of memoirs by Flora Snow Woolley which was compiled and illustrated by Julius Woolley Dalley. Flora describes her early life in Salt Lake City, Provo, and St. George, Utah; her life as a polygamous wife and a young mother; her experiences on the "underground" to avoid arrest by federal officials for polygamy; and the rearing and educating of her own and her husband's other wife's children.

Dates: 1976

Emily Dow Partridge Young diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231019339]
Identifier: Vault MSS 5
Scope and Contents

Bound typescript of a diary. Young writes about her daily activities in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also copies down articles of interest apparently from newspapers and magazines.

Dates: 1874-1899