Handwritten diaries, newspaper clippings, genealogies, correspondence, and patriarchal blessings. The journals contain extensive and detailed autobiographical accounts of Crook's experiences as a young convert to the Mormon Church in England, his emigration to the United States in 1851 on board a sailing ship (the Ellen) which was involved in a sea-going collision, his journey across the plains to Utah, his settling in Heber Valley of Utah, his experiences in the Utah War of 1857-1858, and his many Mormon Church related activities.
- Crook, John (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 the John Crook collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Handwritten diaries, newspaper clippings, genealogies, correspondence, and patriarchal blessings. The John Crook collection relates Crook's conversion, emigration to Utah, and major events related to his Church activities.
John Crook was a Mormon pioneer who settled in Heber City, Utah.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS158.xml
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Crook, John -- Diaries
- Heber City (Utah) -- History
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Mormon pioneers -- Utah -- History
- Mormons -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century
- Mormons -- Utah -- Heber City -- History
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) -- History
- Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
- Register of John Crook papers
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 August 4
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- 2008-01-22: Run through GilEAD to correct small errors.