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History of the life of Oliver B. Huntington, also his travels & troubles / writen by himself, 1843-1844

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 162 Series 1
History of the life of Oliver B. Huntington, also his travels & troubles / writen by himself
History of the life of Oliver B. Huntington, also his travels & troubles / writen by himself
Diary written by Huntington between 1843 and 1844. The diary includes a description of his birth, joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and moving to Kirtland, Ohio, to Far West, Missouri, and to Nauvoo, Illinois. Describes his work as a carpenter's apprentice, his ordination as an Elder, and his mission served in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Also includes mentions of the imprisonment of Joseph Smith, being part of a battalion going to protect Joseph and Hyrum Smith, and their martyrdom. Following their deaths, Huntington mentions making a cane from the box used to bring Joseph Smith's corpse to Nauvoo, and describes administering to by Heber C. Kimball and Brigham Young.

Dates

  • 1843-1844

Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use photocopies.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

48 p. ; 16 cm

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS162.xml

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in Box 3, folder 1.

General

Dark, black cover over cardboard, and light tan pages of medium thickness. Written in black and brown ink, with pages numbered by Huntington. Item is bound with string.
General Holograph.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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