David Osborn, Sr. biography, 1879  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Osborn, David, 1807-1893
Title
David Osborn, Sr. biography
Dates
1879 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 folder, (0.25 linear feet)
Collection Number
MS 0171
Summary
The biography of David Osborn, Sr. (1879) consists of a forty-six page typescript of an autobiographical sketch written by Osborn between 1860 and 1879. A postscript has been added by his son, David Osborn Jr. The biography details persecutions of Mormons in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois; stories of his association with and death of Joseph Smith, Jr.; and his life in Cache Valley after emigrating to Utah in 1852.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The biography of David Osborn, Sr. (1879) consists of a forty-six page typescript of an autobiographical sketch written by Osborn between 1860 and 1879. A postscript has been added by his son, David Osborn Jr. The most detailed sequences concern the persecution of the Mormons in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. The manuscript describes the confusion which followed the death of Joseph Smith. Osborn's recollections of his life in Utah concern family matters (births, marriages, and deaths) and daily activities. There is a brief reference to Joseph Morris and his followers, who lived near Osborn's son, Jefferson. In the final pages, Osborn relates several sermons by Joseph Smith he heard during the early period of the Mormon Church.

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Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormons--Biography
  • Personal Names :
  • Osborn, David, 1807-1893
  • Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cache County (Utah)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Autobiographies