Paul Dayton Bailey (1906-1987) was a publisher, editor, and author who chronicled the Mormon Church and the American West
and established Westernlore Press in 1941. The collection consists of Bailey's literary typescripts and holograph corrections
of books about the American West and Mormons.
Bailey was born in 1906 in American Fork, Utah; publisher, editor, and author, he was a prolific chronicler of the Mormon
Church and the American West; established Westernlore Press in 1941, under which he published his Polygamy Was Better Than Monotony (1972) and Holy Smoke, a dissertation on the Utah War (1978), and several biographies; other presses published his For This My Glory: a Story of a Mormon Life (c. 1940), An Unnatural History of Death Valley: With Reflections on the Valley's Varmints (1978), and Virgins, Vandals, and Visionaries (1978); died in Claremont, California on October 26, 1987.
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