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Latter Day Saint pioneers -- Diaries

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

George Henry Abbott Harris autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 415
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography. The manuscript includes excerpts from diaries and copies of correspondence. The autobiography and letter copying were begun in the 1880s. Harris writes about his youth in England, his conversion to the Chrurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1849, his immigration to the United States in 1851, and the overland journey to Utah in 1852. Harris describes travelling conditions, the nature of the trail, and his work as a teamster. Harris settled in Pleasant...
Dates: 1854-1892

Oliver Boardman Huntington papers

 Collection — Box 3
Identifier: MSS 162
Scope and Contents

Collection contains diaries, ephemera, and patriarchal blessings produced by Oliver Boardman Huntington and his son, Oliver B. Huntington. Items document the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Latter-day Saint exodus to the West, and the establishment and early development of Utah. Materials date from between 1843 and 1932.

Transcriptions of most items also available.

Dates: 1843-1932

Levi Jackman diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 79
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary. Jackman made the overland journey from Illinois to Utah in 1847 with the first company of Mormon pioneers. He writes about travelling conditions, weather, frequent encounters with Indians, and buffalo hunting. Jackman's company was led by Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church. Jackman records disagreements, occasional poor behavior in the company, and Young's instructions as well as rebukes. He also writes about early life in Salt Lake City, Utah: the influx...
Dates: 1847-1849

John Peter Rasmus Johnson diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233282687]
Identifier: Vault MSS 21
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary of John Peter Rasmus Johnson recounting his overland journey by wagon train from Nebraska to Salt Lake City from July to September 1864. Johnson writes about encounters with Native Americans, deaths and births within the company, daily travelling conditions and camping locations, and the death of numerous oxen. The diary is moderately descriptive with daily entries.

Dates: 1864 July-September

Albert Jones journals and correspondence

Identifier: MSS 2427
Scope and Contents

Collection contains journals, correspondence, and an address prepared by Albert Jones. The journals document Jones's service driving Church teams, as well as his life in Provo, Utah. Materials date from between 1862 and 1925.

Dates: 1862-1925

Oliver B. Huntington record books and other material, 1845-1932

Identifier: MSS 162 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains records of patriarchal blessings, newspaper clippings, and other ephemeral items written or gathered by Oliver B. Huntington. Some of these items were originally found in the diaries of Huntington's father, Oliver Boardman Huntington.

Dates: 1845-1932

Oliver Boardman Huntington diaries, 1843-1907

Identifier: MSS 162 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries written by Huntington between 1843 and 1907. Includes descriptions of his early life, his life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his service as a Mormon missionary in England, and his life as an early pioneer in Utah. Diaries also include reminiscent accounts of early Church history written by Huntington later in life. There are many gaps in the record.

Dates: 1843-1907

Richard Steele journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232512514]
Identifier: MSS 6074

Journal of Richard Steele.

Dates: 1840-1876

Joseph Grant Stevenson collection of Sanford Porter Sr. journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232573326]
Identifier: MSS 8522
Scope and Contents

Contains electronic copies of photographs of the journal of Sanford Porter Sr. Includes descriptions of Porter's experiences as an early convert to the LDS church and his journey with his family across the western United States. Materials dated approximately 2008.

Dates: approximately 2008

William Dearborn Brown journal

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS7819
Dates: circa 1860