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Langley Allgood Bailey scrapbook and diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 9344

Scope and Contents

Includes a photocopy of Langley Allgood Bailey's diary, kept from about 1885 to 1927, providing an autobiographical sketch of Bailey's early life, his journey as a pioneer in the Martin Handcart Company, and his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also includes a scrapbook kept by Langley with documents and articles related to his life and his obituary in 1928. The scrapbook also includes several original poems and was kept in a Juab Stake annual report ledger, Langely having been a stake clerk.


  • approximately 1880-1928


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from the Reference Services at

Biographical history

Langley Allgood Bailey was born in 1838 to Jane Allgood and Henrey Williams in Leicestershire, England. He spent his childhood years there, then later imigratted to the United States with his parents and siblings in 1856. He was a member of the Martin handcart company and served a mission to England in 1885. He was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a clerk keeping detailed financial records for the church. He married Sarah Andrews in 1861, and they became the parents of twelve children. He later married Sarah Emma Warner in 1883, and they had five children. Bailey died September 13, 1929, in Nephi, Juab County, Utah.


1 ledger box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Shirley Allen, great-great granddaughter of Langley Allgood Bailey and great granddaughter of Harriet Goble Garrett, in 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Shirley Allen; March 27, 2019.


LDS, Utah and Western cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection developmental policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, Novermber 2003).

Existence and Location of Originals

Original diary is located in the Church History Library MS 7059.

Processing Information

Processed; Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; 2019.

Processing Information

Processed; Jamie Wiser; 2022. Finding aid updated.

Register of Langley Allgood Bailey scrapbook and diary
Under Revision
Grace Bithell
2019 May 13
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2022 March 8: Title and scope and contents updated; Jamie Wiser.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States