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Joseph Shepherd and Sanford Allred journals

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2388

Scope and Contents

Shepherd's journal chronicles his missionary service in England as well as his migration to Sanpete County, Utah. Allred, who married Shepherd's daughter Ellen, chronicles his life in Spring City, Utah and his mission to Hawaii.

Joseph Shepherd and Sanford Allred journals, 1847-1897 contains two archival series -- Series 1: Joseph Shepherd journal, 1847-1863 -- Series 2: Sanford Allred journal, 1866-1897.


  • 1847-1897


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Shepherd and Sanford Allred journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Joseph Shepherd was born 31 August 1818 in Darnall, Yorkshire, England to John Shepherd and Charlotte Moody. In Darnall, on 6 July 1840, he married Ellen Wragg, with whom he had six children. Five years later, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 9 August 1845 in Attercliffe, England. In 1850 he immigrated to Utah, eventually settling in Sanpete County. Joseph Shepherd died 3 February 1876 in Moroni, Utah. Shepherd's daughter Ellen married Sanford Allen on 18 October 1869. Sanford Allred was born 30 October 1848 in Kanesville, Iowa to Isaac Allred and Mary Henderson. In 1884 he was called on a mission to the Sandwich Islands. Sanford Allred died 8 November 1900 in Spring City, Utah.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2000.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Bonnie Clark; 2000.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Joseph Shepherd and Sanford Allred journals
Lucy Brimhall
2013 February 28
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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