Scope and Content

Correspondence and other papers of Church President John Taylor pertaining to his missions in England, 1839-1841, France, 1850-1852, and his stay in New York City, 1855-1857, where he managed Church affairs in Eastern states and immigration matters.

Among correspondents are Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, Orson Pratt, Erastus Snow, Franklin D. Richards, George Q. Cannon, John M. Bernhisel, Orson Spencer, James H. Hart, John S. Fullmer, Curtis E. Bolton, John Pack, William Howells, George Viett, Christopher Dixon, Joseph Cain, John Oakley, Joseph Horne, Charles W. Moeller, Samuel Pitchforth, Solomon Mack, W. H. Kimball, John Van Cott, J. W. Coward, Robert P. Kane, John K. Kane, and Taylor family members, including John Taylor's wife Leonora, mother Agnes, son George John Taylor, and daughter Mary Ann Taylor Drummond (Redfield).

Papers contain information about Montrose, Iowa; Nauvoo, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Salt Lake City, Utah; Book of Mormon translations into French and German; sugar manufacture; publication of The Mormon; handcart emigration; Deseret alphabet; Utah affairs, including Reformation movement and statehood attempt; and national politics. Papers also include 1836 letter from Parley P. Pratt, describing Kirtland Temple meetings and address by Joseph Smith wherein he gave his history and testimony; 25 June 1844 letter Taylor wrote from Carthage, Illinois, detailing events two days before Joseph Smith's death; 1855 letters pertaining to Kirtland Temple; 1855 letter from George P. Waugh about Strangism in Canada; and 1855 letters from H. W. Church, missionary in Tennessee in Southern States Mission. Many letters contain annotations by historian B. H. Roberts.

Also included are 1846-1847 papers about emigration and Indian relations, Taylor journal entries for May 1846, and 16 April 1847 letter from Council of Twelve. Certificates, travel documents, maps, papers relative to historical background of First Presidency, poetry by Eliza R. Snow, and other family papers are also included.

Arrangement of Materials

Extent

4 reels

1 box

1 electronic record

4 reels

1 box

1 electronic record

Linear Feet
0.5

Use and Access

Open to research.

Preferred Citation

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

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Facts

Creator
Taylor, John 1808-1887
Language of the Materials
English
Access Restrictions
Open to research.
Extent
4 reels
1 box
1 electronic record
4 reels
1 box
1 electronic record

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