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Hester Telle Richards diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2008
Image of Hester Telle Richards diary
Image of Hester Telle Richards diary

Scope and Contents

Materials include Hester Telle Richards diary which she started in 1886 when she was eighteen and apparently living in Monroe, Utah and kept it in August and September of that year. Also included are miscellaneous notes and observations including class notes from a geography course. Dated 1886-1901.


  • 1886-1901


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 Hester Telle Richards diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical Note

Hester Telle Richards (1872-1936) was the daughter of George Q. Cannon an apostle in the Mormon Church.

Hester Telle Cannon was born on February 16, 1872, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to George Quayle Cannon and Martha Telle. She married Daniel Brigham Hill Richards on September 3, 1902. Hester Telle Richards died on October 26, 1936, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


2 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Ivan J. Barrett in 1981.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ivan J. Barrett; 1981.


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

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital version of materials available online and on M-disc in folder 2.


For the online images, starting at Image 79, digital images differ slightly from the original journal for viewers to be able to read entries in chronological order. This required rotating and renumbering some of the pages. The physical journal was filled out upside down and written backwards, starting on the second-to-last page of the journal.

Processing Information

Processed; Benjamin Sipes, 2010.

Register of Hester Telle Richards diary
Benjamin Sipes
2010 September 20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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