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Henry Ballard diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 998

Scope and Contents

Two typescripts of the Ballard diary. They vary in small details and in the nature of the added materials found at the back. Ballard was converted to Mormonism in England. He arrived in Utah in 1852, was active in the Utah War of 1857-8, and settled in Logan, Utah in 1859. He was a bishop for the Mormon Church, participated in many of the activities of that faith, and was sentenced to two months in the Utah penitentiary for polygamy. He also tells about troubles with the Indians of the Cache valley, Utah area.


  • 1852-1905


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Mormon pioneer and bishop of the Mormon Church.


2 v. (105 leaves) (110 leaves)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Church Archives in 1978.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Church Archives; 1978.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of Henry Ballard diary
Elisa Visick
2010 July 28
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