Scope and Content

Collection contains journals and correspondence pertaining to Lyman's missions in Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, and Mississippi; travel in Zion's Camp; experiences in Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois; immigration west and interaction with the Mormon Battalion; travels in California and development of the San Bernardino colony; service in the European Mission, activities in Salt Lake City, Parowan, and Fillmore, Utah; and involvement with spiritualism and the Godbeite movement.

Correspondents include Church leaders Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, Parley P. Pratt, George A. Smith, Ezra T. Benson, Charles C. Rich, Erastus Snow, Franklin D. Richards, George Q. Cannon, Joseph F. Smith, Albert Carrington, George Teasdale, and John Van Cott; other correspondents include John M. Bernhisel, Henry G. Boyle, William Clayton, Peter W. Conover, William J. Cox, Absalom P. Dowdle, George P. Dykes, Augustus Farnham, James M. Flake, Walter Murray Gibson, Ebenezer Hanks, Elias L. T. Harrison, Richard R. Hopkins, John M. Horner, Dimick B. Huntington, Nathaniel V. Jones, Eleanor J. McLean (Pratt), William H. Miles, Edward Partridge Jr., Calvin C. Pendleton, James H. Rollins, William H. Shearman, Joseph Smith III, David M. Stuart, Edward W. Tullidge, and William S. Warren. Also includes Lyman's correspondence with family members, including first wife Louisa M. Lyman and sons Francis M. and Lorenzo S. Lyman.

Other papers include certificates for Lyman's service in the Missouri militia (signed by Govenor Lilburn W. Boggs) and Nauvoo Legion (signed by Illinois governor Thomas Carlin), and as a justice of the peace in Caldwell County, Missouri; papers relating to California colonization and statehood; and some notebooks and financial papers.

Transcript of journals, typed by Edyth J. Romney, are cataloged as MS 2737 boxes 67-68.

Amasa M. Lyman was a member of Council of the Twelve Apostles.

Arrangement of Materials


4 boxes

4 boxes

Linear Feet

Use and Access

Open to research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description], Amasa M. Lyman collection. Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Lyman, Amasa Mason 1813-1877
Language of the Materials
Access Restrictions
Open to research.
Alternate Finding Aids
Electronic Version
4 boxes
4 boxes

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