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William Clayton diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 47
Handwritten diary in pencil. Clayton kept this diary from 1 Jan. 1840 to 13 Feb. 1842. Clayton writes about his missionary activities for the Mormon Church in England and his return to the United States. He also writes about his daily activities in Nauvoo, Illinois. Clayton's diary was published by James B. Allen and Thomas G. Alexander under the title: "Manchester Mormons: the Journal of William Clayton."


  • 1840-1842


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopy available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Clayton diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Biographical / Historical

Mormon pioneer, missionary, and auditor of public accounts for the Utah Territory from 1848 to 1879.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy available in folder 2.
Register of William Clayton diary
Rose Frank
2011 September 16
Description rules
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2017 March 27: o   Updated “Extent” with new number of folders. o   Updated “Conditions Governing Access” note. Added “Existence and Location of Copies” note to Collection level; Ryan K. Lee

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States