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Elias Hicks Blackburn papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 785
Contains records on the early ecclesiastical history of Provo, Utah. Records include accounts of sermons of the period by several prominent Church leaders during the Mormon Reformation and document the response of the community, including rebaptisms and Church disciplinary matters. Also includes Blackburn's personal family record, and records of donations by Loa (Utah) Ward members for the building of the Manti Temple during Blackburn's tenure as bishop. Dated 1851-1887.

Dates

  • 1851-1887

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted due to fragile condition. Photocopies and transcriptions available for some items.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Biographical / Historical

Elias Hicks Blackburn (1827-1908) was the first Bishop of Provo, Utah Territory.

Elias Hicks Blackburn was born 17 September 1827 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Blackburn and Elizabeth Bone. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April 1845. After his baptism, he assisted with the construction of the Nauvoo Temple and in 1846 took part in the Mormon exodus west.

Elias Blackburn twice served as a bishop in the Church. He was called as the first bishop of Provo in 1851. Blackburn was appointed bishop of Loa, Utah, in 1879, although he was not formally set apart until 1885. He served in that capacity until 1889. He was married to six plural wives in his lifetime.

Elias Hicks Blackburn died at Loa, Utah, on 6 April 1908.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS785.xml

Custodial History

Donated to Ansel V. Blackburn of Provo, Utah, in December 1985. The Seventy Record Book was previously in the Partridge Collection (MSS 1544) and was added to this collection because of Blackburn's involvement as bishop.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ansel V. Blackburn; December 1985.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed and updated; Ryan K. Lee; March 2020.
Title
Register of Elias Hicks Blackburn papers
Status
completed
Author
Leslie Evens
Date
2011 November 21
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020 March 26: Added item-level descriptions and updated for DACS compliance; Ryan K. Lee; Mar. 26, 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States