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Andrew Ferguson diaries and autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1055

Scope and Contents

Holograph autobiography, diary, and notebook containing speeches, council meeting minutes, and journal additions. Ferguson writes about his ancestors, early life, education, and his conversion to the Mormon Church in 1844. His diaries cover the years 1852-55 and 1879-80 while serving as a missionary in Scotland. Many entries are lengthy and detailed, but there are several gaps. Ferguson made the overland journey from Atchison, Kansas to Salt Lake City in 1855, and writes briefly of travelling conditions, preparation for the journey west, and company organization. His wife delivered a baby boy twenty miles from Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Ferguson also writes extensively about life in Utah.


  • 1852-1880


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Andrew Ferguson diaries and autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Scottish convert and Mormon pioneer. Ferguson was a farmer and public official in Spanish Fork, Utah.


3 folders (0.25 linear ft.) : 418 p.

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions available in Folder 2-3.

Register of Andrew Ferguson diaries and autobiography
Benjamin Sipes
2011 May 23
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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