England's First 'Mormon' Convert: The Biography of George Darling Watt. Ida Watt Stringham, Dora Dutson Flack.

England's First 'Mormon' Convert: The Biography of George Darling Watt

[Salt Lake City]: [David J. Ellison], [1958]. First Edition. 245pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Burgundy cloth with title stamped in white on the front board and backstrip. Better than very good. Slight marring to front pastedown from stub removal. Item #6757

Ex-libris David O. McKay with his hand stamp on the front free endsheet. George D. Watt (1815-1881) converted to Mormonism in 1836 and emigrated to Nauvoo in 1840 with his family. He went on to serve a mission in Virginia. When the Young moved the Saints to Winter Quarters, Watt was sent to England to learn shorthand writing. He returned to America in 1851, and joined his family in Salt Lake City. Upon his return he was made The LDS Church reporter and along with Orson Pratt invented the Deseret Alphabet. Later in life he aligned himself with Godbeite movement and was subsequently excommunicated. Rare in this condition.

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