Joseph Lee Robinson journal fragments
Scope and Contents
Joseph Lee Robinson's autobiography and journal, 1852-1893. Joseph Lee Robinson writes about his family, spiritual manifestations, conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith's teachings, his journey from Nauvoo to Salt Lake City, service as a bishop, how seagulls saved the crops, death of Jedediah M. Grant, his plural wives and his journey to southeast Idaho.
- Robinson, Joseph Lee, 1811-1893 (Person)
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Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Lee Robinson journal fragments must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Born in Shaftesbury, Vermont, son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Family data; spiritual manifestations prior to and directly following his conversion to Mormonism, 1836, New York; vision of a temple to be built in Jackson County, Missouri; conversion to Mormonism of his wife, 1839; move to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1841; teachings of Joseph Smith on adultery and polygamy; lengthy discussion and personal testimony of the divinity of polygamy; spiritual manifestations and healings; preparations for departure from Nauvoo; exodus west; call of the Mormon Battalion; return to aid the poor to leave Nauvoo; journey to Council Bluffs, Iowa; journey across the plains; arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, 1848; temporary settlement at the mouth of North Canyon; call to serve as bishop of the North Cottonwood Ward, 1849; preservation of crops from the crickets by the seagulls; pioneer life in the Salt Lake Valley; settlement of Little Salt Lake Valley (Parowan), 1850, and Filmore, Utah, 1851; the reformation of 1856; death of Jedediah M Grant; family data concerning his plural wives and children; journey into southeast Idaho, 1885; incidents of healing.
1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Fillmore (Utah) -- History
- Latter Day Saint pioneers
- Mormon Reformation, 1856-1857
- Parowan (Utah) -- History
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844
- United States. Army. Mormon Battalion
- Register of Joseph Lee Robinson journal fragments
- Rose Frank
- 2011 June 23
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.