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Ernest H. Burgess diary

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2333

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary kept by Ernest Burgess and by his wife, Donna Miles Burgess. Ernest writes about his missionary experiences in Germany and about his life in Roosevelt, Utah. Donna Burgess continues the account of life in Roosevelt until 1959. Many of the entries are long and detailed, but there are many lengthy gaps in the record.


  • 1905-1959


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 Ernest H. Burgess diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ernest H. Burgess (1884-1931) was a native of Pine Valley, Utah, Mormon missionary who served in Germany from 1904 to 1907, and bishop of the Roosevelt First Ward, Roosevelt Stake, Utah for the Mormon Church. He was also an educator and a deputy county attorney of Wasatch County, Utah.


1 volume (567 p.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Miles Burgess in 1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Miles Burgess; 1985.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Ernest H. Burgess diary
Elisa Visick
2010 October 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