Reynolds, George, 1842-1909

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Mormon author and member of the First Council of the Seventies for the Mormon Church.

From the description of Notes, 1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86171808

Utah politician, editor, author, and Mormon Church leader.

From the description of Letters received, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122462024

From the guide to the George Reynolds letters received, 1876, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

From the guide to the George Reynolds letters received, 1876, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Mormon Church leader.

From the description of Receipts and certificates, 1871-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553737

George Reynolds was tried and convicted of plygamy before the Supreme Court in 1878, for which he served a two year jail sentence.

From the description of George Reynolds letter, 1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 368052183

Utah businessman and Mormon Church leader.

From the description of Letters, 1871-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86171869

From the description of Papers, 1870-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122480490

From the description of History of the Mormon Church, ca. 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122631007

From the description of Interview, 1879? (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122351704

Mormon Church leader and Utah politician.

From the description of Certificates, 1875-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122653062

Mormon Church leader. He served as the director of the Genealogical Society of Utah and as a member of the First Council of Seventies.

From the description of Letters, 1879-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86104608

Utah Banker.

From the description of Certificate, 1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435933

Mormon in the Utah prison for polygamy.

From the description of Correspondence, 1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536918

Latter-Day Saint General Authority, 1890-1909.

From the description of Letter, 1884 December 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391583

Member of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy of the Mormon Church.

From the description of Letters, 1879-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550972

Mormon Church leader and emigrant to the United States from Great Britain.

From the description of Certificate, 1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536665

Mormon Church leader who served as a member of the First Seven Presidents of Seventies.

From the description of Letters, 1871-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497455

Apostle in the Mormon Church and Utah businessman.

From the description of Letter, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435949

From the description of Letter, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122606374

George Reynolds was born January 1, 1842 in London, England. He married Mary Ann Tuddenham in 1865, Amelia Jane Schofield in 1874 and Mary Goold in 1885. He had thirty-one children. He passed away on August 9, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

From the description of George Reynolds autobiography, ca 1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367843493

From the guide to the George Reynolds autobiography, circa 1878, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Mormon Church General Authority, polygamist, author, and businessman.

From the description of Letter, 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122652871

George Reynolds (1842-1909) was a Mormon polygamist and church leader in Utah.

George Reynolds was born on January 1, 1842, in Marylebone, England. His parents were George and Julia Ann Tautz Reynolds. As a youth he became acquainted with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized at the age of fourteen. In 1865, Reynolds immigrated to Utah and settled in Salt Lake City. He there became Brigham Young's secretary and would continue to serve as the secretary to the First Presidency throughout the remainder of his life. He likewise served as a member of the municipal council of Salt Lake City from 1875 to 1879.

In 1874, George Reynolds was chosen by both Mormon and civil leaders as a test case for the constitutionality of the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862. Reynolds was convicted of bigamy the following year and his conviction was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1879. He was imprisoned briefly in the Nebraska State penitentiary before being transferred to the Utah Territorial penitentiary where he served out the remainder of his sentence of two years. He thus became the first of many Mormons to be imprisoned for practicing polygamy.

Reynolds was actively involved in the Mormon Sunday School system and served on the Board of the Deseret Sunday School Union. Throughout his life Reynolds was a noted author of Mormon polemics and he frequently wrote for the Deseret News and the Juvenile Instructor. He is best remembered for his works on the Book of Mormon. In April 1890, Reynolds was sustained as a member of the First Council of the Seventies, a position he held until his death on August 9, 1909.

From the guide to the George Reynolds papers, 1863-1909, approximately 1920, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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creatorOf Reynolds, George O., Jr. The effect of air pollution control on design, location, and cost of central station power plants. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Receipts and certificates, 1871-1888. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Petition for the pardon of George Reynolds, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 1322, Smith, George Albert 1817-1875. George A. Smith papers 1834-1877 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 6140, Thatcher, Luna Eunice Caroline Young 1842-1922. Luna Y. Thatcher collection 1835-1876 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Kesler, Frederick, 1816-1899. Papers of Frederick Kesler, 1852-1897. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. [Letter, 1882 August] Salt Lake City, Utah to Wm. H. Whitsitt / Geo. Reynolds. SBTS Library, James P. Boyce Centennial Library
referencedIn White, Alexander, fl. 1879. Sentence, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Deseret Museum. Museum Register, 1874-1877. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Jennings, William, 1823-1886. Letter, 1882. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 5378, Christiansen, ElRay LaVar 1897-1975. ElRay L. Christiansen family papers 1878-1992 (bulk 1941-1975) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Wells, Daniel H. (Daniel Hanmer), 1814-1891. Statement, 1865. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn List of gifts for George Reynolds, 1881. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Utah District Court records of United States vs. George Reynolds, 1985 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Utah. District Court (3rd District),. Utah District Court records of United States vs. George Reynolds. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 1143, Rust, David Dexter 1874-1963. David D. Rust papers 1870-1963 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Staines, William Carter, 1818-1881. Letter, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901. Letters, 1882. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Letters received, 1876. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Letters, 1871-1905. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Young, Brigahm, 1801-1877. Certificate, 1876. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn History of George Reynolds, circa 1920 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf George Reynolds papers, 1863-1909, approximately 1920 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Taylor, John, 1808-1887. Letters, 1879-1880. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Reynolds, Alice Louise, 1873-1938. History of George Reynolds, ca. 1920. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf George Reynolds letters received, 1876 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf MS 24502, Ashworth, Brent Ferrin 1949-. Brent F. Ashworth collection 1817-1993 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. George Reynolds autobiography, ca 1878. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Certificate, 1865. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn George Reynolds photograph collection, circa 1860-1930 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahPhotograph Archives
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Certificate, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901. Letter, 1880. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. History of the Mormon Church, ca. 1900. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Notes, 1899. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 1277, Reynolds, George 1842-1909. George Reynolds journals 1861-1881 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Madsen, Christian August, 1822-. Letters, 1879-1880. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn William Wollerton Riter letter, 1876 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf George Reynolds letters received, 1876 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Letter, 1876. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 13496, Teasdale, George 1831-1907. George Teasdale papers 1853-1906 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Board of Education. Certificate, 1892. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Reynolds, Walter. Letters, 1872-1880. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Letter, 1873. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Reynolds, G. Gordon, 1898-. G. Gordon Reynolds oral history interview : Tape and transcript, 1981 August 31 [sound recording] / conducted by Bruce Van Orden. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Maeser, Karl G., 1828-1901. Letters, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First Presidency. Letter, 1909. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Letters, 1871-1872. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Autobiographical sketch, [1877 or 1878]. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Petition to President Rutherford B. Hayes in behalf of George Reynolds, May 14, 1879, Salt Lake City, UT. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Letters, 1879-1887. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George O., Jr. The marketing function in the rug and carpet industry. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Certificates, 1875-1878. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Reynolds, Mary Ann Tuddenham. Letters, 1885. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Correspondence, 1880. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn PH 2360, Rumel, Harold Stephen photographer 1909-1980. First Council of Seventy portraits 1835-1968 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Teasdale, George, 1831-1907. Letter, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Lambert, George C. Letter, 1880. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Papers, 1870-1878. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Reynolds, Phillip. Papers, 1909-1966. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf George Reynolds autobiography, circa 1878 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn General Church Board of Education certificate, 1892 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Brown, Jim Wong,. Lee Hing Family photographs collection [graphic], circa 1910-1930 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Whitsitt, William Heth, 1841-1911. [Letter] 1882 Sept., Louisville to [George Reynolds] / Wm. H. Whitsitt. SBTS Library, James P. Boyce Centennial Library
referencedIn Reynolds, Alice Louise, 1873-1938. Biography of George Reynolds, ca. 1920. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Letter, 1877. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 1226, Hintze, Ferdinand Friis 1854-1928. Ferdinand F. Hintze papers 1878-1906 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901. Letter, 1872. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Interview, 1879? Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Reynolds, Henry G. Letter, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 6411, Rich, Benjamin Erastus 1855-1913. Ben E. Rich journal 1898 May-1899 December Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Jones, A. A. Jones letter, 1879. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. George Reynolds letter, 1891. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf CR 1 168, First Presidency. First Presidency missionary calls and recommendations 1877-1918 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Riter, William Wollerton, 1838-1922. Letter, 1876. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf CR 308 36, Logan Temple (1884-1999). School of Science lectures 1888-1900 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Letter, 1884 December 29. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901. Letter, 1880. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Van Zile, Philip Taylor, 1843-1917. Scrapbook, 1879-1883. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 4291, University of Deseret (Salt Lake City). University of Deseret (Salt Lake City) records 1869-1887 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Reynolds, George, 1842-1909. Letters, 1879-1880. Harold B. Lee Library
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associatedWith Madsen, Christian August, 1822- person
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Birth 1842-01-01

Death 1909-08-09

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