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David John diary, 1903-1951, bulk: 1903-1908

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 21
David John diaries, vol. 5
David John diaries, vol. 5

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary of John covering the remainder of his life from May 1903-December 1908. Includes descriptions of his experiences in his duties as president of the Utah Stake and as vice president of the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees. Most of the contents are of administering to the sick, blessings given, conferences and other meetings attended, dreams and visions received, funerals attended and spoke at, letters sent or received, priesthood ordinations given, organizations of local Church units, and remarks given by John or others on gospel topics. The last entries appear to have been written by John's son, David John, Jr., and include accounts of John's death on December 24, 1908, and funeral services on December 27. After these entries are some entries of genealogical data pertaining to the family, up to 1951. Includes some newspaper clippings of obituaries, including Johns and related persons. Dated 1903-1951.


  • 1903-1951
  • Majority of material found within 1903-1908

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.


602 p. ; 29 x 25 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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States