Oliver Boardman Huntington papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains diaries, ephemera, and patriarchal blessings produced by Oliver Boardman Huntington and his son, Oliver B. Huntington. Items document the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Latter-day Saint exodus to the West, and the establishment and early development of Utah. Materials date from between 1843 and 1932.
Transcriptions of most items also available.
Conditions Governing Access
Originals restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should access online digital copies or transcripts.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oliver Boardman Huntington (1823-1907) was a Mormon pioneer, explorer, missionary, and diarist.
Oliver Boardman Huntington was born in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York in 1823. When his father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in 1835, his family relocated to Kirtland, Ohio. Following this move, Huntington and his family continued to move across the country with the Church, finally establishing themselves in Utah. Huntington was ordained an elder in the Latter-day Saint Church in 1843 and served a mission to the western state of New York. He later served a mission in 1846 to England.
In Utah, Huntington worked as a farmer, schoolteacher, miner, and beekeeper. He settled with his family in Springville, Utah where he remained active in the Church. He died in Springville on February 7, 1907.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Organized in two series: 1. Oliver Boardman Huntington diaries. 2. Oliver B. Huntington record books and other material.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS162.xml
History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.a, 2020)
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital copies or originals available online. Transcriptions available in Box 3.
Processed; Jennifer Kim; 2011.
Updated; Ryan Lee; 2016.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Electronic records
- Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907 -- Diaries
- Material Types
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon missionaries -- England -- Diaries
- Mormon pioneers -- Diaries
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)
- Register of Oliver Boardman Huntington papers
- Under Revision
- Jennifer Kim
- 2011 September 19
- 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
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States