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Edward Partridge, Jr. diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1004

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Partridge writes about his mission to Hawaii from 1854 to 1858 and from 1882 to 1885 for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the latter when he served as mission president. He writes about incidents during the Utah War (1857-1858), and settling in Farmington and in Fillmore, Utah, where he served as bishop. Patridge also writes about his work as a probate judge in Millard County, as a member of the Utah Territorial Legislature in the 1870s, and as a member of the Utah Stake presidency in Provo, Utah, in the 1890s.


  • 1854-1899


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Biographical History

Edward Partridge, Jr. (1833-1900) was a Latter-day Saint pioneer, missionary, bishop, mission president, and stake president.

Edward Patridge, Jr. was born 25 June 1833 in Indepdendence, Missouri, to Edward and Lydia Partridge. His father was the first Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young child Edward and his family were driven from Independence to Clay County, Missouri, Caldwell County, Missouri, and then to Nauvoo, Illinois, where his father died when young Edward was seven years old.

Edward emigrated to Utah in 1848 and was called on a three-year mission to Hawaii in 1854. In 1858, he married Sarah Lucretia Clayton, a daughter of William Clayton. They moved to Farmington, Utah, where Edward ran Amasa Lyman's farm. Edward married a second wife, Elizabeth Buxton, in 1862.

In 1864, the Patridges moved to Fillmore, Utah, and Edward was called as a bishop in 1869. That same year he was appointed as a probate judge for Millard County. In 1873 he was elected to the Utah Territorial Legislature. In 1877 he became a counselor to Ira N. Hinckley in the Millard Stake presidency. From 1882 to 1885 Edward served as president of the Hawaiian Mission.

After returning from Hawaii, the Patridges moved to Provo so their children could attend Brigham Young Academy. While in Provo, Edward served as a counselor to Abraham O. Smoot in the Utah Stake Presidency from 1892 to 1895, and then served as president from 1895 until his own death in 1900.

Edward Partridge, Jr. died on November 17, 1900, in Provo, Utah.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Provenance of materials in this collection is unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisitions is unknown.


Utah history (Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy, V.B.5.b, 2020).

Processing Information

Updated; Ryan K. Lee; 2021.

Register of Edward Partridge, Jr. diaries
Andrea Wyss
2011 March 2
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States