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Josiah A. Scarritt journal

Identifier: MSS 3124

Scope and Contents

Materials include a handwritten journal created by Scarritt. The journal includes various reflections by the author on his life. Scarritt writes a brief biographical sketch of his life from his birth in 1790 to June 1815, focusing much on his religious experience as a young man and his conversion to Christianity. After this point, the journal is more daily entries for the remainder of 1815 up to July 1816, and include Scarrit's service as a Methodist preacher, particularly in the city of Conway, New Hampshire. Collection also includes and an original pouch used for carrying the journal and a cloth cover in which the journal was stored at time of acquisition. Dated 1790-1816.


  • 1790-1816


Conditions Governing Access

Original journal is condition restricted; permission to use item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Please use transcript of original.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Josiah A. Scarritt journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Josiah A. Scarritt (1790-1865) was a Methodist preacher in New Hampshire in the early 19th Century.

Josiah A. Scarritt was born in Southington (now Wolcott), Connecticut on December 16, 1790, to Nathan and Abagail Scarritt. His family later settled in New Hampshire. Scarritt's parents were Presbyterian, and at an early age he was taught to revere the Bible and remained a religious man throughout his life. He was converted to Methodism and became a preacher of the faith in around 1815, preaching primarily in and around Conway, New Hampshire.

Josiah A. Scarritt died in 1865.


1 box (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Origin of materials unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Origin of materials unknown.


LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in Folder 2.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Furcini; 2011. Record updated; Ryan K. Lee; 2015.

Register of Josiah A. Scarritt journal
Megan Furcini
2011 April 25
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States