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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:

LDS Polygamy Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1959-1985

Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Includes contracts from and contact information for participants in the LDS Polygamy Oral History Project, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews, and transcripts for those interviews, 1959-1985.

Dates: 1959-1985

Mary E. Lightner papers

 Collection — Folder 8: [Barcode: 31197239236448]
Identifier: Vault MSS 363
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials pertaining to the life of Mary E. Lightner. Includes handwritten originals and photocopies of correspondence including correspondence to Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many prominent Mormon women while in Utah. Also included are personal histories, autobiographies, speeches, articles pertaining to her life while in Minersville, Utah, along with patriarchal blessings and a statement relating to her marriage to Joseph Smith. Dated...
Dates: 1865-1980

Andrew Love diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336528]
Identifier: MSS 474
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten diary with a typescript of the item. There are many gaps in the record. Love writes about his life in Clover Creek and in Nephi, Utah. He tells about troubles with the Ute Indians, his polygamous marriage, the Utah war, and his life in Nephi.

Dates: 1852-1880

Eliza Maria Partridge Lyman diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045763]
Identifier: MSS 1217
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of a diary kept by Patridge. The item begins with a brief autobiography. Lyman writes about being sealed to the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, her marriage to Amasa Lyman after Smith's death, her life in Nauvoo, Illinois, her migration to Utah, the excommunication of her husband from the Mormon Church, her life in Fillmore, Utah, and her efforts in favor of the Mormon practice of polygamy.

Dates: 1846-1885

Biographies of Peter Madsen

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232489457]
Identifier: MSS 556
Scope and Contents

Typewritten biographies of Peter Madsen written by some of his descendants. Madsen was the bishop of the Lake View Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lake View, Utah, for thirty years. He migrated to Utah, was a prominent fisherman on Utah Lake, and went on missions for the Church to Hawaii and to Denmark.

Dates: approximately 1961

William Maughn pardon

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324987]
Identifier: MSS SC 2561
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten presidential pardon signed by Benjamin Harrison. William Maughn, a Mormon polygamist, had been convicted of adultery and sentenced to two and a half years in prison. His case was reviewed, and the conviction was changed to unlawful cohabitation which carried a prison term of six months. Since Maughn had already served that amount of time, Harrison ordered him released.

Dates: 1889

A memorial

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288999]
Identifier: Vault MSS 326
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed family history and autobiography. Tanner writes about her family joining the Mormon Church, its migration to Nauvoo, Illinois, and its eventual arrival in Utah. She also mentions her marriage in a polygamous relationship and her life in Payson, Utah.

Dates: 1880

Clarance Merrill autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326230]
Identifier: MSS SC 2754
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Merrill lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, as a young boy. He migrated to Utah in 1852 and lived in Provo, Salt Lake City, Bear Lake Valley, Cove Creek, and Fillmore, Utah. He also participated in the "Utah War" of 1857 to 1858.

Dates: 1908

Charles Monk letters and financial receipts

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 166
Scope and Contents

Letters written primarily from Spanish Fork, Utah, to relatives in St. Johns, Arizona. Monk describes farm life and relates the legal problems of Mormons practicing polygamy. One letter dated August 27, 1888 describes Monk's life in a Utah prison for polygamy.

Dates: 1885-1909

Mormon emigration records

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231190064]
Identifier: MSS 4150
Scope and Contents Papers about the emigration of Mormons from England to Utah. Writers of letters include Godfrey Lushington, Julian Pauncefote, M. J. Hoppin, A. F. G. Liddell, J. Vaughan, William M. Everts E. Y. N. Henerson. They are all men in service of the British government (in the United States Charge of Affairs), and correspond under the direction of the Queen of England. The British government's United States Charge of Affairs seems to be in a panic about the "evils" connected with Mormon immigration...
Dates: 1879