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Thomas Jackson Schofield papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 665

Scope and Contents note

File contains photocopies of Thomas Jackson Schofield's handwritten diary, his patriarchal blessing, the patriarchal blessing of his wife, Martha, and the typescript of his diary. Schofield described his life as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wrote of his conversion in England, and about his life in Nephi, Utah from 1859 to 1860. He included in his diary his duties on his farm including watering and irrigating his garden, plowing, harrowing, and working on the public ditch.


  • 1859-1860


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 Thomas Jackson Schofield papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical/Historical note

Thomas Jackson Schofield was born in Lancashire, England in 1824 and later converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prompting him to move to Utah. He married Martha Whitworth in England in 1849 and Sarah Foster in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1857. Schofield became a farmer in Utah until his death in 1893.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Photocopy of a handwritten diary and patriarchal blessings, with a typescript of the items, detailing Thomas Jackson Schofield's life as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thomas Jackson Schofield writes about his conversion in England and about his farming life in Nephi, Utah from 1859 to 1860.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Digital version available online.

Processing Information note

Processed; Melanie Nef; August 2008.

Register of Thomas Jackson Schofield papers
Melanie Nef
September 2008
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Western Waters (WWDL) Grant, 2007-2010

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States