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Tonks family biographies and diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 835

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two diaries and their photocopies and biographies of 16 Tonks family members. The members of the Tonks family belonged to the Mormon Church and lived in Utah and Idaho. The diary of Warren Tonks covers from 2 Jan. 1921 to 25 Feb. 1923 when the author was a missionary for the Mormon Church in New Zealand. It is in three notebooks written mostly in pencil.

The diary of George Moroni Tonks (1856-1932) covering from 8 March 1887 to 4 June 1887 plus a photocopy of it are also available. At this time George Tonks was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the Southern States Mission primarily working in Virginia and North Carolina.


  • 1887-1970


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Access

Donated by Blair Holmes in 1977.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Tonks family biographies and diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


22 items (0.33 linear ft.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Blair Holmes; 1977.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Tonks family biographies and diaries
Benjamin Sipes
2010 July 20
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