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Prisons -- Utah

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

George Q. Cannon testimonial

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241702]
Identifier: MSS SC 485
Scope and Contents Handwritten testimonial (plus photocopy) signed by 101 polygamist prisoners of the Utah Penitentiary acknowledging Cannon's beneficient influence.
Dates: 1889

Christian P. Christiansen autograph book

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232523511]
Identifier: MSS 5966
Abstract 54 photocopied leaves of an autograph book belonging to Christian P. Christiansen.
Dates: 1887

Winslow Farr autograph book

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306091]
Identifier: MSS SC 832
Scope and Contents This manuscript is a photocopy of Farr's autograph book. The book was apparently circulated among the inmates at the Utah Penitentiary who had been incarcerated for polygamy. Many of these individuals were important Mormon Church leaders on the local level, but one entry was by George Q. Cannon, a high official in the church. The signatures follow brief notes written to Farr. They tend to be flattering to Farr personally, expressing friendship to him, and commending him for his support of the...
Dates: 1888

Joseph Heber Thurber journal, 1886-1889

 Item — Folder 2: [Barcode: 31197232581139]
Identifier: MSS 8230
Scope and Contents Journal covers the dates November 2, 1886-August 9 1888. The first entry occurs in Greenwich, Utah when Joseph Heber Thurber (1858-1948) was charged with unlawful cohabitation. On December 27, 1886 Joseph Heber Thurber was officially sentenced 4 years in the Utah Penitentiary and a $500 fine for polygamy and an additional 6 months and $200 for unlawful cohabitation. He traveled straightway to the Utah Penitentiary on December 28, 1886. Though he was sentenced to over 4 years, he...
Dates: 1886-1889

Wilford E. Smith personal narratives

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2112
Scope and Contents Includes four volumes of autobiographical writings and two volumes of poems, essays, addresses, messages to his children, and other information. Autobiographical writings reflect his early life in Holladay, Utah, 1916-1934; work for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah, 1935; Latter-day Saint mission to New Zealand, 1936-1938; experiences as a student athlete at Brigham Young University, 1939, and the University of Utah, 1940-1943; service as a chaplain in World War II; experiences as a...
Dates: approximately 1980-1998

Stanley and Myron Thurber collection of Thurber family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8230
Scope and Contents Materials include Joseph Heber Thurber (1858-1948) journal detailing his conviction and time served for polygamy and unlawful cohabitation in the Utah Penitentiary. The journal entries are dated November 2, 1886-August 9, 1888. Collection also includes a 16 page biography of Annie C. Christensen Thurber (1866-1944), Joseph's second wife. The biography was typed in March 1939 by Alice K. Hatch, a historian at the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.D.U.P.
Dates: 1886-1939

William Henry Tovey's territorial prison journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3003
Scope and Contents Original journal kept during his imprisonment at the Utah Territorial Prison, dealing with prison life and activities. Individuals mentioned in the journal include Legrand Young, Charles Zane, George Q. Cannon and others. An accompanying typescript of the journal, prepared by Glenda Breslin in 1995, includes photocopies of legal documents concerning Tovey's case. The typescript also includes a name index.
Dates: 1886-1887

Utah's prison system

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322197]
Identifier: MSS SC 2325
Scope and Contents Mimeograph of a typewritten essay. Smith outlines the expenses and problems of the Utah prison system and makes suggestions for the rehabilitation of criminals.
Dates: 1961