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John Steele and Mahonri Moriancumer Steele diaries

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7541

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the mission diaries of John and Mahonri M. Steele. Included in the diaries of John are day to day descriptions of his time serving as a Mormon missionary, and serving in the Mormon Battalion. He also gives some family history and autobiographical information about his life prior to the journal. The journals written by Mahonri M. Steele tell about his time as a Mormon missionary to England and Scotland.

Dates

  • 1840-1893

Creator

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 John and Mahonri M. Steele diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators

Biographical History

Mahonri M. Steele (1849-1923) was a carpenter and local official in Utah. He served a mission to England and Scotland from 1877 to 1878.

Mahonri Moriancumer Steele was born May 1, 1849 to John Steele and Catherine Campbell Steele in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1877, he was called to serve a mission, with his father, to England and Scotland. After serving for a few months, he returned home due to poor health conditions. He married Emily Bunker on April 19, 1869, and Mary Ellen Jepson in 11 May 1874. He had eleven children. He died September 18, 1923.

Biographical History

John Steele (1821-1903) was a farmer in Utah. He was a member of the Mormon Battalion, and served a number of missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

John Steele was born on March 21, 1821 to John and Nancy Steele in Holywood, Ireland. He married Catherine Campbell on January 1, 1840. In 1843, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Shortly after joining the Church, he emigrated with his family to the United States. He served in the Mormon Battalion during the Mexican-American War. In 1850, he served a mission to Iron County, Utah. In 1855, he served a mission to Las Vegas, Nevada. From 1877 to 1893, he served a mission to England and Scotland with his son, Mahonri Moriancumer. He and his wife had ten children.

Extent

1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Materials left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2010.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

General

Photocopy of typescript of original journals taken from the microfilm copy.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator; 2010.
Title
Register of the John Steele and Mahonri Moriancumer Steele diaries
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator
Date
2010 June 10
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