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Joseph Curtis diaries

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3245

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of handwritten diaries. Curtis also writes about his early life. He was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Mormon Church in 1833. He lived in Missouri and told about the persecution of Mormons there. He later lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and served on two missions at that time. He came to Utah in 1848 and later settled in Utah Valley, Utah. Curtis was involved in numerous activities including defending Utah from the Utah Expedition in 1858.


  • 1836-1858


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

Biographical / Historical

Curtis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who migrated to Utah.


2 items (117 p.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 20. Formerly in film call number: 920 no. 20.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Joseph Curtis diaries
In Progress
Rose Frank
25 February 2011
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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