Series 27827
Board of Pardons Utah Territorial Prison painting

Dates: 1887.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

This painting is extremely fragile. Physical handling should be kept to a bare minimum.

Scope and Content

This series contains an 18" x 24" painting of the Utah Territorial State Prison painted by inmate Frank Treseder (prisoner number 1690) in 1887. The view shows the prison standing in its former location in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. Treseder had come to Utah in October of 1862, and was sent to the state penitentiary in September of 1886, after being convicted on the charge of bribery. Treseder is known to have completed multiple paintings of the prison during his sentence.



Related Records

Northern division civil and criminal case files from the District Court (First District), Series 1529, contains the court records that correspond to the same era and place in which Frank Treseder was convicted of the crime of bribery (for which he was sentenced to the Utah Territorial Prison).

Prison commitment registers from the Department of Corrections. Inmate Services, Series 80388, contains information when an inmate is first admitted to prison, and can be used to conduct further research on inmate Frank Treseder.

Custody History

This painting was transferred to the Utah State Archives by Dave Franchina of the Utah Board of Pardons on November 21, 2011. It had hung on the walls in the Utah Board of Pardons administrative offices for decades before being placed in storage by the agency.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This finding aid was created by Jim Kichas in October 2014.

Indexing Terms

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    1 1887 Utah Terriotorial Prison painting by Frank Treseder

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