Lorus Bishop Pratt diary
Scope and Contents
The Lorus Bishop Pratt diary contains the diary of Lorus Bishop Pratt and a transcription. The diary documents his service as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Pratt, Lorus Bishop, 1855-1923 (Person)
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Original diary is condition restricted; use the diary transcript.
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Lorus Bishop Pratt (1855-1923) was an art missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Lorus Bishop Pratt was born November 27, 1855, in Tooele, Utah, to Orson and Adelia Ann Bishop Pratt. In 1877, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Eastern United States. On November 27, 1879, he married Harriet West Elzina Wheeler, and they had eleven children. In 1890, Lorus was called to serve an art mission in Paris, where he received art training so that he could create murals for the temple. He later decorated the first four temples in Utah. He died December 30, 1923, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
2 folders (0.17 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Materials were left in original order.
Donated by Alton M. Pratt in 1974.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Alton M. Pratt; 1974.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Documents LDS missionary life during the late 1800s.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcription available in Folder 2.
Poor; detached binding and detached paging.
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.
- Register of the Lorus Bishop Pratt diary
- Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
- 2011 June
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.