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J. Urban Allred diaries

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2909

Scope and Contents

Volume begins with autobiographical sketch concerning Allred's early life in Lehi, Utah. Diaries document his attendance at Brigham Young Academy, September 1892-May 1898; service as a Mormon missionary in Tennessee in the Southern States Mission, June 1898-July 1900; activities as a school teacher in Vernal, Utah, August 1900-May 1901; family life with Amelia May Hammond in Lehi, 1901-1910; and family life with Edna Bingham in Raymond, Alberta, and elsewhere, beginning in 1912. Diaries also document his short-term mission to Minnesota in North Central States Mission, December 1925-March 1926; genealogical missioin to North Carolina, November 1931-March 1932; genealogical research in Georgia, December 1932-March 1933; and activities in Logan, Utah, beginning 1937.

Diaries were transcribed by J. Urban Allred's children. Volume also includes trascript of J. Urban Allred patriarchal blessing; transcript of Amelia May Hammond Allred funeral program; copies of letters, photographs, and certificates; and family genealogical records.


  • 1892-1956


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 J. Urban Allred diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 volume (677 pages) ; 28 cm

Language of Materials


Custodial History


Immediate Source of Acquisition



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of J. Urban Allred diaries
Elisa Visick
2010 December 17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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