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Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman diary and newspaper clippings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6076

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains a diary written by Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman regarding his personal life and family. Gabriel Huntsman also chronicles his daily activities and collected newspaper clippings specifically regarding his son Clayton William Huntsman.


  • 1943-1956


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman diary and newspaper clippings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman (1886-1963) principle, teacher, rancher, and a very involved member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman was born 30 May 1886 in Fillmore, Utah, to Gabriel Riley Huntsman and Hannah Hanson Huntsman. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1907 and married Nellie Melville in Fillmore, Utah, 29 December 1909. From 1907–1909 he was principal of the Peteetneet School in Payson, Utah. He later became principal of the Fillmore Elementary School and from 1918–1927 he served as superintendent of the Millard County School District. He later taught high school at the Millard County High School in Fillmore, Utah. A rancher and cattleman, he also served as secretary of the Utah Cattleman’s Association. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman served as superintendent of the Sunday School and the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. He and his wife, Nellie Melville Huntsman, had seven children: Blaine, Harold, Scott, Clayton, Afton, Merodean, and Florence. Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman died 31 March 1963. His wife, Nellie, died 26 July 1977.


2 folders (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection contains a diary by Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement note

The collection contains two series: Series I: Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman diary, 1950–1951. Series II: Newspaper clippings, 1943–1956.

Custodial History note

Donated by Julia L. Graden in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Julia L. Graden; 2008.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development polity 5.VI, 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

A journal and military ephemera created by Clayton William Huntsman, son of Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman, are found in the Clayton William Huntsman journal and military ephemera manuscript collection, MSS 6075.

Processing Information note

Processed; GlendaLynn Ainsworth, student processor, and John Muphy, curator; 2009.

Register of Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman diary and newspaper clippings
John M. Murphy
March 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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