Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Territorial Secretary Territorial Executive Papers, 1849-1896

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Utah State Archives Series 241

The EXECUTIVE PAPERS are really part of a larger record keeping system maintained by the Executive Department of the territorial government. Most of the individual documents filed in the series are those that were sent to the Governor or the Secretary requesting or supporting some official action; copies of the actual pardon, appointment notice, requisition, or other "official act"; or copies of documents which reflect actions taken directly by the Governor, such as messages to the Territorial Assembly and proclamations. Many of these actions were also recorded in one of several registers kept by the Secretary, particularly after 1880. Before this date, most of the documents were handwritten, although printed items were frequently collected. The period from 1880-1895 represents over two-thirds of the total volume of the series.

Finding Aids: A series inventory is available.