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Reuben Hatch mission journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9074

Scope and Contents

Contains print outs of three volumes of journals written by Reuben Hatch during his time in the Southern States Mission from 1896-1898. Print outs are taken from an M disc also contained in collection. Journals discuss personal observations of Reuben Hatch and work pertaining to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  • 1896-1898


Conditions Governing Access

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 the Reuben Hatch mission journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Reuben Hatch (1859-1945) was a rancher in northern Utah who served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States Mission from 1896-1898.

Reuben Hatch was born on July 23, 1859 in Woods Cross, Utah to parents Ira Stearns and Jane Bee Hatch. Reuben Hatch married Zelnora "Nora" Ure Hatch on April 22, 1884 in the Salt Lake Endowment house. At age 36, Reuben Hatch was called and set apart as a missionary on January 17, 1896 to serve in the Southern States Mission, which included the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia at the time of its creation in 1876. He was released in September 1898. Reuben Hatch was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ and worked as a county rancher, acting as president of Hatch Livestock Co. until he passed away on November 28, 1945.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.) : M-disc is 341 MB

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Items passed down by Rueben Hatch. Digital copies made by brother of Reuben Hatch. Digital copies donated by W. Richard and Ruth Ellen Wood in October 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; W. Richard and Ruth Ellen Wood; October 2017.


LDS, Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Shaelyn Stohl, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2018.

Register of Reuben Hatch mission journals
Shaelyn Stohl Student Manuscript Processor
2018 March 6
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States