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Nancy Alexander Tracy autobiography

Nancy Naomi Alexander Tracy (1816-1902)

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a newly digitized collection: Nancy Alexander Tracy autobiography (MSS 2214).  This item includes an eighty-two-page holograph where Nancy Tracy, an early Utah pioneer, reflects on her early life in New York state; marriage to Moses Tracy in 1832; conversion to Mormonism in 1834; occasional interactions with Joseph Smith Jr.; and experiences with her husband in New York in 1844. It also includes information on her activities in Kirtland, Ohio; Far West, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Winter Quarters, Nebraska; and Ogden, Utah. She also comments on her emigration to Utah in 1850 and a temporary move from Ogden to Provo in 1857.

A typescript copy made by Zina Hall in 1994 is available in Special Collections.

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