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H. H. Cluff diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1946
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Image of H.H. Cluff diary

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary (144 pages) by Harvey H. Cluff. Cluff records events relating to his church activities. He talks about church talks, church courts, and reactions to the activities of federal officials who were pursuing Church members because of the practice of polygamy. Cluff presents copies of letters written by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and gives an account of his arrest for polygamy on April 30, 1887.


  • 1887-1888


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Reference Services at

Biographical Sketch

H.H. Cluff (1836-1916) was a banker, businessman and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in numerous callings for the Church, including president of the mission in Hawaii and counselor in the presidency of the Utah Stake.


2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated in 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1982.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in folder 2.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Hall; April 5, 2021; Transcription added.

Register of H. H. Cluff diary
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 September 15
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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