Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- History -- 19th century
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Contains autographs and personal notes written by various male Mormon Church members and leaders, circa 1887, convicted and incarcerated for polygamy (a violation of the Edmunds Act) at the Utah Territory Prison (Sugarhouse, Salt Lake County, Utah). The book contains testimonials, affirmations of LDS Church doctrine regarding polygamy, expressions of familial support, poetry regarding polygamy, and expressions of sympathy for Herman Grether.
Collection contains two photocopies of Jens Hansen's diary from 1886, which includes an account of his trial and experience in the territorial penitentiary. Diary is written in parallel versions, one a narrative account and the other a series of daily entries. Also includes copies of autograph book entries written by Hansen during his stay. His entries describe conditions and activities in the prison, and his relationship with his family.
Typewritten transcript of Herman Thorup's journal for the period of 1879 to 1929; documents his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Denmark, as well as his life in Salt Lake City, Utah; his arrest, trial, and imprisonment for "unlawful cohabitation"; his work as a florist and nurseryman; the impact of the Edmunds Tucker Act; Utah politics; his own political activities; his volunteer work; and his family and spiritual life.