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Heber C. Kimball journals

 Collection — Reel: 2004
Identifier: MSS 6142

Scope and Contents note

Microfilm of Kimball's journal describes his missions to England and New York. Collection contains a copy of Kimball's dictated autobiography, probably written in 1843. This collection also contains microfilm of an article by Orson F. Whitney from the Deseret Evening News in June 1890, followed by printed financial reports of the family cemetery association, containing records until 1916. Kimball's dictated autobiography was seriazlied in the Utah Genealogical Historical Magazine from 1939 to 1940.

Dates

  • 1837-1940

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research; permission to cite must be obtained from the Church History Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Biographical History

Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) was ordained an apostle in the original organization of the Latter-day Saint Quorom of the Twelve. He was also called to open England for missionary work.

Heber Chase Kimball was born in Sheldon, Vermont in 1801. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of thirty in 1832. After preaching the gospel to surrounding areas around his home with Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, Kimball was ordained an apostle in the original organization of the Latter-day Saint Quorom of the Twelve in 1835. In 1837, Kimball was called to open the LDS missionary work in England. He later served as a counselor to Brigham Young. Heber Chase Kimball died in Salt Lake City, Utah shortly after the celebration of his 67th birthday in 1868.

Extent

1 microfilm reel (0.03 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Microfilm of Heber C. Kimball's journals, spanning from 1837 to 1847. There is also a microfilm pertaining to the Kimball and Whitney cemetery, published in 1916 and a copy of the serialization of Kimball's dictated autobiography, published in the Utah Genealogical Historical Magazine from 1939 to 1940.

Custodial History note

Original journal maintained by the Latter-day Saint Church History Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donation; Church History Library; 2008.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Related Archival Materials note

See also "On the Potter's Wheel, the Diaries of Heber C. Kimball" (BX 8670.1 .K563d 1987; Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections Department, Americana Collection; Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.)

Processing Information note

Processed; Elisabeth Bogart; 2008.
Title
Register of the Heber C. Kimball journals
Status
Completed
Author
Elisabeth Bogart
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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