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John D. T. McAllister papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 565

Scope and Contents

Short typewritten biography with genealogical data, typescripts of selected journal entries concerning crossing the plains, 1851, the corner stone ceremony for the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple, 1852, his mission to England, 1852-1856, and travel with a handcart company on his return. Also included are three poems he wrote, correspondence to his wife, Anne E., and to David H. Cannon, 1886-1895, covering family affairs, political views and temple business, and a description of the Washington Monument stone from the State of Deseret.


  • 1851-1895


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 John D. T. McAllister papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Sketch

Mormon pioneer, missionary, and president of the Latter-day Saint Church St. George and Manti, Utah Temples.


1 item (31 p.)(0.09 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Letters are photocopies.

Custodial History

Donated by Brent Ashworth in 1971 and Ellis S. McAllister in 1975. Part of the Bette B. Ashworth memorial collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Brent Ashworth; 1971. Donated; Ellis S. McAllister; 1975.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.


Biography compiled by Blanche M.S. Spendlove and Annie M.S. Hall.

Register of John D. T. McAllister papers
Benjamin Sipes
2010 July 12
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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