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Leona Manwaring autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1242

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescripts of an autobiography, a biography, and a diary. Leona Manwaring writes about her life as a Mormon woman in Utah including an encounter with a Ute Indian. Also included is a biography of her husband, David Manwaring (1862-1912). With the collection is a diary of Lydia Badger Remington from September 1879 to June 1880. Remington writes about her journey from Cache Valley, Utah, to the Green River settlement near Vernal, Utah, and the problems with the crops the next spring.


  • approximately 1879 - 1940


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

Historical note

Mormon woman.


3 items (15 p.)(0.04 linear ft.)


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Leona Manwaring autobiography and diary
Benjamin Sipes
2011 March 21
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