Brigham Young financial records 1859-1882


Brigham Young financial records 1859-1882

The collection consists of 30 manuscript volumes (24 in original holograph and 6 in photocopy). In addition to detailing Brigham Young's personal financial affairs, the records also contains an almost comprehensive account of his actions as Trustee-In-Trust of the Mormon Church; in essence they are financial records of the LDS Church from 1859-1877. The ledgers show that little distinction was made in accounting between properties of the Mormon Church and Brigham Young's personal business interests. The 23 other account books include daybooks for the Brigham Young Store in the Beehive House; employee pay registers; carding books; checkbooks (one covering Young's railroad construction contract in Echo and Weber Canyons in 1859); and various memoranda from Brigham Young's Barn and the Globe Bakery. A major series consists of receipt books showing expenses for the Gardo House in 1882 and receipts for payment of rents to the Brigham Young estate 1879-1882. Other financial papers consist of original invoices for purchases from ZCMI (1869-1875); invoices and accounts of the B.K. Tannery; deeds and land transfers 1852-1873, including plats of the site of the Ogden Union Depot. Miscellaneous items of special interest: the "Memoranda for Tabernacle at Centerville Ward," "Inventory of the B.Y. Store, January 1866," "Accounts due Brigham Young, October 1866," and a series of "Military Orders and Inventories, July 16, 1857 to September 18, 1863."

5.5 linear ft.; 30 volumes



SNAC Resource ID: 6624394

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