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Jesse Wentworth Crosby diary

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Identifier: MSS SC 3016

Scope and Contents

Account of his activities in Cowley, Wyoming, and in nearby communities. Entries focus on canal construction, his store, and other business enterprises, plus agricultural, church, and political activities. There are significant date gaps in the typescript, for instance, no entries for 21 September 1903-9 November 1904, nor for 14 February 1907-13 August 1908.


  • 1902-1914

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Jesse Wentworth Crosby diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

President of the Panguitch Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1882-1900; early settler in the Big Horn (Wyoming) Basin, 1900; first counselor in the Big Horn Stake presidency, 1901-1910; member of Wyoming legislature, representing Big Horn County, beginning in 1910.


182 leaves : carbon copy of typescript ; 28 cm.

Custodial History

Donated by Irene W. Ludlow, Portland, Oregon, 1996. Received from a granddaughter of Jesse W. Crosby Jr.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Irene W. Ludlow; 1996.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


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Register of Jesse Wentworth Crosby diary
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Rose Frank
2010 February 11
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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