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W. C. Parkinson diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3134

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of microfilm copies of a handwritten diary. Parkinson wrote about his life as a Mormon in Franklin, Idaho. He told about working in Franklin's bookstore, going into the canyons to cut lumber, and working on a farm. He also wrote about the death of Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days, and floating logs down the Logan River to be used in the construction of the Mormon temple in Logan, Utah. He married Ellen Nash and served on a mission for the Mormon Church in Great Britain. He told about his voyage to Britain, his activities as a missionary, and he included a genealogy of his father's family. He included a list of contacts while on his mission and also a list of expenses.


  • 1877-1881


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 publish material from W.C. Parkinson diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


4 v. (373 p.)

Custodial History

These materials were photocopied from reel number 7 of the 920 microfilm collection.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of W. C. Parkinson diary
In Progress
Rose Frank
18 February 2011
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