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Ira Bennion diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1943

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. Bennion records his activities from the time he left Salt Lake City, Utah through his first year as a missionary for the Mormon Church in England.


  • 1894


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical Note

Ira Wainwright Bennion was born in Taylorsville, Utah on January 5, 1864, to John Bennion and Esther Wainwright. He married Ellen Jeanette Gardner in Logan, Utah on July 21, 1886. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England in 1894. Ira died at the age of 65 on January 27, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 volume (150 p.)(0.06 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Valoris Smith in 1981.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Valoris Smith; 1981.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Ira Bennion diary
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 September 15
Description rules
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