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James Madison Monroe journal

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2997

Scope and Contents

Includes summary of Monroe's activities from September 1841 through June 1842, including his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and activities as clerk of the Utica (New York) Conference. Then follows attendance record for a school he taught at Nauvoo, Illinois, August 1842- January 1843 and November 1843-March 1844. Last part of journal tells of his service as teacher of the children of Joseph Smith, John Taylor, and Brigham Young, April-May 1845. Typed title page misidentifies the journal as being kept by Howard Egan and indicates that manuscript copy was made by Egan's son, William M. Egan.


  • 1841-1845


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 James Madison Monroe journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.03 linear ft.) ; 22 cm.

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Received from Peter Crawley, 1999. Stamp of Utah State Historical Society appears on title page.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Peter Crawley; 1999.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original in William Robertson Coe Collection of Western Americana, Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut.


Described in Mary C. Withington, A Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Collection of Western Americna Founded by William Robertson Coe, Yale University Library (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1952), entry 348.
Register of James Madison Monroe journal
Rose Frank
14 February 2011
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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