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Hiram Mace journal

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8734
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Content Description

Leather-bound journal kept by Hiram Mace. Journal was likely created in approximately 1860. Includes genealogical information of Mace's posterity, including birth and death dates. Also includes a brief autobiographical sketch of Mace's life from his birth until 1885, including his childhood in upstate New York, conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, experiences in Nauvoo, Illinois, travels to Utah and eventual settlement and life in Fillmore, Utah. Also includes some entries of deaths of Hiram's wife and son added by others up to 1913. The majority of the journal is blank. Dated approximately 1860-1913.


  • approximately 1860-1913


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Hiram Mace (1811-1896) was a Mormon pioneer, farmer, and mayor in Fillmore, Utah.

Hiram Mace Sr. was born on May 5, 1811, in Aurelius, New York, to Henry and Clarlia Dewaters Mace. He married Elizabeth Armstrong on April 4, 1837, in Michigan. He converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was among the pioneers travelling west. He was a man of many jobs in Utah, from farmer and orderly seargent, to missionary and mayor of Fillmore, Utah. He died on August 28, 1896, in Fillmore, Utah.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Helen L. Berry, great-great grandaughter of Hiram Mace, April 2012. Donor received the diary from Cal, the brother of her grandfather, James Henry Mace.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Helen L. Berry; April 2012.


Utah and the Western American and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; McKinley Griffin; 2012.

Register of Hiram Mace journal
McKinley Griffin
2015 September 15
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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