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Eliza R. Snow diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3239

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary. Snow writes about her life in Nauvoo, Illinois, and her migration across Iowa to Council Bluffs. She left Winter Quarters and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847. She also describes her life in that city. She also includes many of her poems.


  • 1846-1849


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 Eliza R. Snow diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Snow was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She wrote hymns for that church and was a plural wife the both Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and Brigham Young (1801-1877), the first and second presidents of that faith.


1 item (159 p.)

Custodial History

These materials were photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 19; now SCM 262 Item 2.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Eliza R. Snow diary
In Progress
Rose Frank
25 February 2011
Description rules
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