Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 238

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MORMONS.) Group of letters and documents relating to the Mormons and Utah. 50 items, various sizes and conditions. (MRS) Vp, 1836-92

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Document Signed by Thomas Ford, who was governor of Illinois when Joseph Smith was killed. Routine legal document, 4 June 1836 Autograph album page bearing the name Sidney Rigdon (though it does not match his known signatures) to Miss S. Lawrence, with poem beginning "Let courage bold inspire your breast." Philadelphia, 1840 Martin Wines. Autograph Letter Signed to Joseph Boggs. An Indiana gentile describes friend David Osborn: "He expects to start back to the Mormon gatherings soon as the roads are firm. He is as much Mormon as ever & indeed a little more so." Linton, IN, 4 February 1840 Pair of letters from a Gentile named Darius to his parents. Describes Mormons, also the famine of 1855-56. Salt Lake City, 28 February 1854 and 31 January 1856 Equipment roll of a Nauvoo Legion unit headed "Consolidated return of merchandise rec'd at Provo from S.W. Richards," 23 June 1858 John R. Winder. Autograph Letter Signed to Brigham Young regarding water power and operations at the new tannery. 4 June 1859 Commission of Joseph C. Lawrence as Commissioner of Deeds for Utah, signed by Governor Alfred Cumming, 1 September 1859 Contemporary transfer copy on blotter paper of a receipt signed by Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, 6 March [1862] Account of the Deseret Dramatic Association with John F. Cain, August 1866 Petition to the president of the United States, requesting that Obed Strickland be appointed as an Associate Justice for Utah, signed by 17 citizens including acting governor Amos Reed [Salt Lake City, UT, circa 1868] Hosea Stout, Document Signed. Mortgage bond, Salt Lake City, 22 July 1872 Group of 3 deeds issued by Daniel H. Wells as mayor of Salt Lake City, confirming Brigham Young's ownership of various parcels of land across the city, 1873-74 Daniel Tuttle. Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev. C.D. Walker: "The missionary who has the hardest times with me is the Rev. W.H. Stoy, Logan, Utah. He is alone in the midst of a strong Mormon community, winning for the church steadily but very slowly." Helena, MT, 17 July 1876 Small archive of papers of Mary Thomas, a wealthy English Mormon who emigrated to Utah in 1891, married James T. Woods and died soon afterwards. These papers relate to his efforts to inherit her property in England against the wishes of her family. 34 items (letters and related documents), 1885-92.