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Eugene Howard Wiggins diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 900

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of four volumes of diaries and a one volume thought book kept while the author served as a Mormon missionary in the Southern States Mission. Wiggins travelled without "purse or script" meaning he was without financial support and had to rely on handouts and the good will of his contacts for support.

He tells of sleeping on park benches, about having troubles with bed bugs, and about confrontations with those hostile to his work. He spent some time working among the Catawba Indians of South Carolina.


  • 1921-1922


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 Eugene Howard Wiggins diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Store manager, insurance salesman, delivery man, Mormon stake mission president, member of Mormon bishoprics, and long-time resident of Ogden, Utah.


2 folders (0.16 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Materials are photocopies.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Eugene Howard Wiggins diaries
Morgan Crockett
2010 July 22
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