Diggle family papers
Scope and Contents
Mainly letters to the Samuel and Sarah Diggle family, in Iowa, from relatives, including Elizabeth W. Andrew and George Openshaw, Salt Lake City; Nancy W. Butterworth, Mary Diggle, and Mary Banks, Heywood, Lancashire, England; and Robert B. Whitaker, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Topics include family news, plural marriage, Brigham Young, and the family of Joseph Smith Jr. Envelopes accompany several of the letters. Includes letters from children of Elizabeth Andrew and Nancy Butterworth. Also includes real estate, tax, and other papers relating primarily to William, Samuel, and James Diggle, residents of Harrison and Pottawattamie counties, Iowa. Also incudes a certificate of US citizenship for Samuel Diggle.
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Members of the Diggle and Andrew Families were among British converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under the ministry of Apostle Orson Pratt in the early 1850s. The two families emigrated to the United States in about 1854. Samuel and Sarah Diggle settled in Iowa, where they became affiliated with the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS). Fredrick and Elizabeth Andrew settled in the Salt Lake Valley, continuing their membership in the Mormon (LDS) Church. Sarah Diggle and Elizabeth Andrew were sisters.
11 folders (0.33 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
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Finding aid available in repository.
A secretary in Brigham Young University College of Religous Studies found these papers in a binder while cleaning out a filing cabinet. No one seemed to know where they came from. Paul Peterson, Department of Church History and Doctrine, gave the material to David Whittaker, Special Collections, on 1 October 1999.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Paul Peterson; 1999
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Citizenship papers
- Diggle family
- Harrison County (Iowa)
- Heywood (England)
- Kenosha (Wis.)
- Land surveys
- Material Types
- Mormon Church
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Pottawattamie County (Iowa)
- Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Salt Lake City (Utah)
- Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844 -- Marriage
- Tax records
- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 -- Marriage
- Andrew, Elizabeth Whitaker, 1822-1894 (Person)
- Butterworth, Nancy Whitaker, 1820-1891 (Person)
- Whitaker, Robert B. (Person)
- Openshaw, George, 1817-1906 (Person)
- Diggle, Mary (Person)
- Diggle, Sarah Whitaker, 1827-1895 (Person)
- Diggle, Samuel, 1829-1901 (Person)
- Banks, Mary Moors (Person)
- Diggle, William (Person)
- Diggle family (Family)
- Register of Diggle family papers
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 April 6
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
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Provo Utah 84602 United States