Thomas Day collection
Scope and Contents note
- Day, Thomas, 1814-1893 (Person)
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Day immigrated to the United States in 1850 on the Josiah Bradlee, having been ordained by Orson Pratt to preside over the emigrating members of the Church. He remarried and settled in Springville, Iowa, until he immigrated to the Salt Lake Valley in 1852. He was present in Salt Lake City at the groundbreaking of the Salt Lake Temple on February 14, 1853. After moving to Utah he served as a missionary to the Salmon River Indian mission in Idaho.
Following the exodus southward from Salt Lake City due to the threat of the approaching U.S. Army in 1858, Day remained in Spanish Fork and assisted in preliminary efforts to lay out orchards in the area. In Spanish Fork he served as Teacher, School Trustee, member of the City Council, Ward Teacher, and Water Master. By 1863 Day had entered into the practice of polygamy and one of his two wives died in that year. He volunteered to move to the Muddy River area in Southern Utah as part of colonizing effort in that region.
Returning from this experience, he settled in St. George with his one wife and six children and found work as a sheepherder in Kanarra. He married a widow in St. George and also became one of the laborers in the newly finished St. George temple. Due to health problems, Day moved to Circle Valley, Piute County, in 1877. Day died in Circleville on January 6, 1893.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel (0.1 linear ft.)
These series represent an intellectual organization of the materials rather than a physical one. In order to locate items it is suggested that one refer to the finding aid in print available in the repository.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Acquired; Mrs. Durham Morris; 1976.
Acquired; Vivadell Davis; August 1986.
Separated Materials note
Item 1. Handbill of a Latter-day Saint camp meeting at Hillmorton near Rugby, England on 4 July, 1847. Speakers to be Elder Thomas Smith and Elder Thomas Day. 19 x 12 cm., printed. [094 R84 1847]
Item 2. Broadside of a series of four lectures presented in the Ebenezar Chapel in Rugby, England from 13 January to 3 February 1849. Speakers to be Elder S. Parks, Elder T. Day, Elder A. Cordon, and Elder W. Broadhead. 37 x 25 cm., printed. [094 R84 1849]
Item 3. Broadside
Truth Is Mighty and Will Prevailannouncing lectures to be given by Elder Thomas Day beginning 31 October 1849. 37 x 26 cm., printed with date, speaker, and place handwritten. [094 R84 1849]
Item 4. Broadside
Apostolical Religion Restoredannouncing sermons to be given 17 November 1844 in Coventry. 28 x 23 cm., printed, laminated. [Vault Mss 274.2 Ap45 1844]
Item 5. Licence For a Hawker Trading on Foot, issued to Thomas Day 23 August 1841 in Birmingham, England. 39 x 25 cm., printed in color, laminated. [Vault Q094 B53 1841]
Exhibition of the Royal Academy in 1787print from The Illustrated London News, 11 May 1861, page 450. 27 x 39 cm., printed, laminated.
Processing Information note
- Account books
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--England
- Day, Thomas, 1814-1893
- Josiah Bradlee (Ship)
- Leamington (England)
- Leicestershire (England)
- Methodist Church -- England
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- England
- Mormon pioneers
- Northamptonshire (England)
- Oxfordshire (England)
- Register of Thomas Day collection
- David J. Whittaker and Mauri Liljenquist
- January 1999
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008