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Charles Ora Card diaries, 1871-1903

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1543 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains diaries written from 1871-1903 covering the personal life of Charles Ora Card, as well as diaries describing his work as a leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They cover the time he spent in both Logan Utah and Alberta Canada.

Dates

  • 1871-1903

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopies and microfilm available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Charles Ora Card papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Collection: Charles Ora Card (1839-1906) was a Mormon settler and prominent church leader in Logan and southern Alberta, Canada.

Charles Ora Card was born on November 5, 1839 to Cyrus William Card and Sarah Ann Tuttle. The Card family became associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1843. charles was baptized by his Uncle, April 12, 1856. He crossed the plains as part of a handcart company arriving in Salt Lake Valley September 1856. Charles became a member of 56th quorum of the Seventy, in Farmington before his family moved to Logan in March 1860. While in Logan, he was involved in education, building of the Logan Tabernacle and the Logan Temple, as well as became the Cache Stake President. Early in 1887, Charles was asked by John Taylor to relocate and settle southern Alberta, Canada with a group of saints, though his not all of his families and wives and came with him. He established the town of Cardson. He was over the Canadian Mission and then the Stake President of the Alberta Stake for about twelve years starting in 1890. He was released as Stake President and became a patriarch September 1902. He was carried to Logan in December 1903 and he died in Logan September 9, 1906.

Biographical History

From the Collection: The Card family was a Mormon family in Logan, Utah and Alberta, Canada.

Charles Ora Card (1839-1906) moved to Logan, Utah in 1860 where he was involved in education, the building of the Logan Tabernacle and the Logan Temple, and became the president of the Cache Stake. Charles married his wife, Sara Jane Beirdneau on October 17, 1867, with whom he had 2 children with. Charles went on to have 5 wives and 16 children in total.

Extent

5 boxes

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1543.xml

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopies available in Box 6-10.

Microfilm located at SCM 001 264, SCM 001 265, SCM 001 266, SCM 001 267, SCM 001 268, SCM 001 269, SCM 001 270, SCM 001 271, and SCM 001 272.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States