Governor Spry (1909-1917) Joseph Hillstrom Correspondence

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As chief executive officer of the state, the governor has the authority to commute the sentences of those convicted of crimes. The conviction and execution of Joseph Hillstrom (Joe Hill) became one of the most controversial criminal cases in Utah history; it generated national and international interest. Correspondence is in the form of letters, postcards, and telegrams. Letters were sent to Governor Spry's office protesting the execution and/or conviction of Hill for the gunshot murders of J.S. Morrison and his son Arling.

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Works

A: Oct.-Nov. 16, 1915; n.d.

A: Oct.-Nov. 16, 1915; n.d.

33 pages: 39% indexed, 42% transcribed, 55% needs review
Anonymous

Anonymous

61 pages: 2% indexed, 72% transcribed, 25% needs review
B: July-Aug. 1914; Jan.-Aug. 1915

B: July-Aug. 1914; Jan.-Aug. 1915

17 pages: 0% indexed, 41% transcribed, 59% needs review
B: Oct.-Nov. 17, 1915

B: Oct.-Nov. 17, 1915

47 pages: 0% indexed, 98% transcribed, 2% needs review
B: Sept. 1-15, 1915

B: Sept. 1-15, 1915

55 pages: 0% indexed, 5% transcribed, 95% needs review
C-D

C-D

36 pages: 0% indexed, 28% transcribed, 72% needs review
C: Aug.-Sept. 1914; July-Sept. 15, 1915

C: Aug.-Sept. 1914; July-Sept. 15, 1915

53 pages: 0% indexed, 40% transcribed, 58% needs review
C: Oct.-Nov. 15, 1915

C: Oct.-Nov. 15, 1915

45 pages: 0% indexed, 22% transcribed, 29% needs review
Commendations of Governor Spry and his Replies, A-B

Commendations of Governor Spry and his Replies, A-B

50 pages: 0% indexed, 80% transcribed, 20% needs review
D: July-Aug 1914; July-Sept. 15, 1915

D: July-Aug 1914; July-Sept. 15, 1915

33 pages: 0% indexed, 55% transcribed, 42% needs review
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