Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.