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David John diaries, vol. 1

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v1


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Originals Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Microfilm and Transcripts open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David John diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

David John (1833-1908) was a Mormon missionary, lieutenant in the Utah Militia, president of the Welsh Mission of the Mormon Church, Superintendent of Schools for Utah County, Utah, stake president and patriarch for the Mormon Church.

General Note

Handwritten diaries, microfilm copies, and transcripts of the diaries. The diaries include copies of correspondence. John relates his experiences as a missionary; numerous dreams and visions of deceased family members, God, Jesus Christ, biblical characters, Joseph (1805-1844) and Hyrum Smith (1800-1844), and hosts of angels; and reports of sermons given by Brigham Young and other presidents and apostles of the Mormon Church. John also documents his daily activities.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States