David John diary, 1885-1889
Scope and Contents
Handwritten diary of John covering his life from June 1885-May 1889. Includes descriptions of his experiences in his duties as regional presiding bishop for the Utah Stake, member of the Utah Stake presidency, and Utah Stake Sunday School superintendent. Also includes entries related to his arrest, trial, hiding, and eventual time in prison for polygamy. Pages 320-329 includes a lis of people imprisoned for "the celestial law of marriage" from November 1884-June 1887. John also includes transcriptions of letters he wrote or received, as well as recounts dreams and visions he received. An index is included at the end of the volume. Dated 1885-1889.
Conditions Governing Access
Originals restricted. Digital copy available online for public use. Photocopies, transcriptions, and microfilm also available for public use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David John diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
520 p. ; 27 x 22 cm
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopy of autobiography from first part of volume 1, and copies of David John family group sheets, are in Box 4. Photocopies of entire volumes available in Box 5-7. Box 8-10 includes transcriptions for Volumes 1-5. Microfilm copy of diaries also available on 3 reels.