Skip to main content

Joseph Holbrook papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 486

Scope and Contents

Holograph journal which contains genealogical data, patriarchal blessings of relatives, details of Mormon difficulties in Missouri, temporary pioneer settlements, crossing the plains and life in Utah, 1848-1871. Also includes receipts, certificates of religious, political and military offices, rules for the Utah constitutional convention, a divorce certificate and memos.


  • 1806-1871


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 Joseph Holbrook papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Member of Zion's Camp, Mormon missionary, pioneer, Utah legislative representative and probate judge.


66 items

Custodial History

Purchased from W.P. Holbrook, 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; W.P. Holbrook; 1977.


19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy. s.l. : s.n.*, 197-?* 257 p.

Related Materials

Typescript copy of holograph journal which contains detailed content notes and alphabetical name index is located in BYU Special Collections.

Register of Joseph Holbrook papers
In Progress
Elisa Visick
2010 July 6
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