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Cluff, H. H. (Harvey Harris), 1836-1916



  • Existence: 1836 - 1916

Biographical History

H. H. Cluff (1836-1916) was banker and ecclesiatical leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a mission president in Hawaii and as counselor in the Utah Stake for the Church.

H. H. Cluff cartes-de-visite and tintypes, 1887-1888

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Apr. 24, 2008 (H.H. Cluff; Harvey Harris Cluff; b. 1836; banker)

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1996: p. 813(Harvey Harris Cluff; b. Jan. 9, 1836, at Kirtland, Ohio), viewed Apr. 24, 2008 (Harvey Harris Cluff; b. Jan. 9, 1836 in Kirtland, Ohio; d. Apr. 19, 1916)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

H. H. Cluff cartes-de-visite and tintypes

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233607321]
Identifier: MSS P 282
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 170 photographs and four tintypes. All images are cartes-de-visite of Provo and Utah residents. Includes images of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Orson Pratt, and Emma Smith. Collection also includes a photocopy of the complete album as originally created by H.H. Cluff, available in the collection case file.

Dates: approximately 1860-1916

H. H. Cluff diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1946
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary (144 pages) by Harvey H. Cluff. Cluff records events relating to his church activities. He talks about church talks, church courts, and reactions to the activities of federal officials who were pursuing Church members because of the practice of polygamy. Cluff presents copies of letters written by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and gives an account of his arrest for polygamy on April 30, 1887.

Dates: 1887-1888

Photographs of university trustees

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 830
Scope and Contents

Contains thirty-nine black-and-white photographs of presidents of the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young Academy and University; also views of chairmen of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of BYU. Also includes view of Karl G. Maeser's wife, Anna.

Dates: 1875-1975

Joseph F. Smith letter

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1139
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated April 7, 1904 and addressed to Harvey H. Cluff. Smith regrets not answering Cluff's letters earlier. He mentions how he felt after the second day of his examination before a U.S. Congressional committee investigating the Mormon Church. The hearings related to the question of whether or not to seat Senator Reed Smoot of Utah.

Dates: 1904 April 7