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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 Murdock autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 928
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of a diary and an abridgement of diaries for the years from 1830 to 1859 and 1832. Murdock joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah. He had numerous assignments for the Church and migrated to Utah in 1847. He participated in Zion's Camp in 1834 and went on a mission to Australia from 1852 to 1853.

Dates: 1830-1867

My dear kinsman

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320001]
Identifier: MSS SC 2162
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter addressed to "My dear Kinsman" and signed by "Carl" from St. Louis, Missouri. The writer of the letter writes negatively of Mormons practicing polygamy.

Dates: 1885

Emma Wartstill Mecham Nielson diary

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 601
Scope and Contents

Contains the original handwritten diary of Emma Wartstill (or Waitstill) Mecham Nielson that includes the time period from 1887 to 1916, with diary entries spanning from 1887 to 1897 and financial records spanning from 1914 to 1916. Diary is during the seven-month period Nielson was living by herself with her children in St. George, Utah, her daily activities as a mother and active church member, and her relationship with her fellow plural wife. Dated 1887 to 1916.

Dates: 1887-1916

L. John Nuttall papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 790
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries, correspondence, lists, minutes, patriarchal blessings, and notes. The materials relate to Nuttall's involvement in numerous Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah Militia activities. Nuttall's position as secretary to the president of the Church allowed him to record various observations on Church conduct and doctrine. He records many of the meetings of the Church's ruling bodies. Nuttall also recounts campaigns against the Ute Indians during the Black Hawk...
Dates: 1857-1904

Lewis Oleson journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 737
Scope and Contents

Handwritten journal listing the names of Mormons convicted of polygamy from 3 November 1884 through 24 December 1888. The names are organized by date of conviction and levied fines are noted. Accompanying the journal is an alphabetical listing and seventeen photostat prints of the original document.

Dates: 1884-1888

William B. Pace letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321876]
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

Pardon for Truman Osborn Angell

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336734]
Identifier: MSS 914
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed pardon granted to Truman O. Angell (1810-1887) for practicing the Mormon doctrine of polygamy.

Dates: 1892

Ellen Elvira Nash Parkinson papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337195]
Identifier: MSS 468
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a typewritten autobiography, two typewritten letters, and two biographies. In her autobiography, Parkinson writes about her life in Utah and Idaho, the polygamous marriage of her husband, and her attitude towards the Mormon Church. Also included is a brief biographical statement of Parkinson's daughter telling of Ellen's last years. The two letters are from Isaac B. Nash to "Vie" stating that he was given a three-month sentence for polygamy. The biography is of Mary Cramer...
Dates: 1885-1940

Olive Andelin Potter autobiography

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230231877]
Identifier: MSS 690
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten autobiography. The item was dictated in 1932. Olive married Wallace Edwin Potter in 1884 as a plural wife. She lived in numerous places in Utah especially when dodging federal officials. Olive gives her opinion on polygamy.

Dates: 1932

Belinda Marden Pratt papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328459]
Identifier: MSS SC 2868
Scope and Contents

Letter to Belinda from her husband, Parley P. Pratt, written from San Francisco in January 1855, focusing on family concerns; and a fifteen-page autobiographical sketch written by her, dated 1884 on page one and 1889 on page eleven. Also includes an undated biographical sketch of Belinda written by Parker Pratt Robison, based on her autobiographical account. Her account discusses her conversion to Mormonism, church service, and marriage to Parley P. Pratt.

Dates: 1855-1889