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George Teasdale journal

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Identifier: MSS 3093

Scope and Contents

The central item in the collection is the diary of George Teasdale, kept from 1 January 1861 to 26 December 1861. The journal covers the conclusion of his time presiding over the Scottish mission, his journey to Zion, and his arrival in Salt Lake. Also included are a transcription of the George Teasdale diary; a letter dated Lima, Illinois, 19 March 1842, from William Wright to William Laurie in Burlington County, New Jersey, recounting the occurrence of a "most fatle disease" in his settlement that winter and some interest money due his wife, Mary Ann Wright, from a legacy left her by her aunt; and two documents regarding a court case in Kirtland, Ohio, 9 September 1843-17 October 1845 in which Thomas Carrott sued Leonard Rich and George Frank over a debt owed him.


  • 1861


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 George Teasdale journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

George Teasdale was born in London, England on 8 December 1831. He was baptized into the LDS Church on 8 August 1852. He was chosen as president of the Somerstown branch of the London conference and later the Cambridge conference. In 1858 he presided over the Wiltshire, Landsend and South conferences and in 1859 he was put in charge of the Scottish mission, which included the Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Dundee conference. In 1861 he was released to come to Zion. His means were exhausted from his missionary labor and he and his family had to take passage in the steerage of an emigrant ship called the "Underwriter." In Florence, Nebraska he assisted Elder Jacob Gates in keeping the accounts of the emigration, so did not leave there until the last company of the season arrived. In 1882 he was called as one of the Twelve Apostles. He died 9 June 1907.


1 item (0.1|flinear ft.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of George Teasdale journal
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 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