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Edwin Stratford reminiscence and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2864
Photocopy of a 270-page volume. Author briefly recounts his ancestry, early life, and conversion to Mormonism. Diary reflects his missionary activities in the counties of Essex, Suffolk, Middlesex, and Herefordshire. Includes occasional references to Charles W. Penrose, Martin Slack, and others. A typed transcript of the document, prepared in 2000 by Special Collections at Brigham Young University, is also included.


  • 1852-1854


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 publish material from Edwin Stratford reminiscence and diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 v. : photocopy + transcript ; 20 x 25 cm.

Biographical History

Born in Maldon, Essex, England. Baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), 1851. Served as a local missionary in England, 1851-1856. Emigrated to America, 1856, and to Utah, 1861. Bishop of the Ogden 1st Ward, 1883-1887, and Ogden 4th Ward, 1887-1899.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in Folder 2.
Register of Edwin Stratford reminiscence and diary
Garrett Schroath
2011 February 16
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States