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Polygamy -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

J. Max Anderson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9228
Scope and Contents The collection contains various resources and writings from J. Max Anderson. This includes one of the manuscripts for his book "The Polygamy Story" which was later published in 1979. Included are notes and feedback regarding the book, as well as other resources and research. The research focuses mainly on historical accounts from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its leaders and and members of the church from the 1800s and early 1900s. Also includes two floppy disks from...
Dates: 1935-1979

Henry Ballard diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 998
Scope and Contents Two typescripts of the Ballard diary. They vary in small details and in the nature of the added materials found at the back. Ballard was converted to Mormonism in England. He arrived in Utah in 1852, was active in the Utah War of 1857-8, and settled in Logan, Utah in 1859. He was a bishop for the Mormon Church, participated in many of the activities of that faith, and was sentenced to two months in the Utah penitentiary for polygamy. He also tells about troubles with the Indians of the Cache...
Dates: 1852-1905

Mads Jorgenson autograph book

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230349117]
Identifier: MSS 3954
Scope and Contents

Mads Jorgenson autograph book consists of autographs with photocopies on the top half of the page with typed message on the bottom.

Dates: 1890

John Paternoster Squires diary excerpts

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230345693]
Identifier: MSS 976
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typescripts of diary excerpts, a biographical sketch, and family genealogies. There are many gaps in the diary. Squires writes about his early life, joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1847, and migrating to Utah in 1853. He also discusses his polygamous marriages; his mission to England; his life in Salt Lake City, Utah; his attempts to avoid being arrested by federal officials for polygamy; his trial for unlawful cohabitation; and his subsequent...
Dates: 1848-1900

Thomas Christian Stephenson autograph book

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491149]
Identifier: MSS 669
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of handwritten autographs and comments in an autograph book. The entries often mention polygamy, the Mormon Church, and the conditions of the penitentiary.

Dates: 1889-1890

Charles Alphonzo Terry autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244292]
Identifier: MSS SC 652
Scope and Contents

Handwritten fragment of an autobiography composed at an unknown date. Terry writes about his incarceration for polgyamy in the Utah prison in 1890.

Dates: approximately 1920