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Ira Nathaniel Hinckley diary and family papers

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Identifier: MSS SC 3206

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of a microfilm diary. Hinckley kept his diary from 5 March 1857 to 6 June 1858. He worked as a blacksmith in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then went to help immigrants along the Platte River. He visited Dakota and Crow Indians, and returned to Salt Lake City in the fall of 1857. He mentioned speeches of Mormon Church leaders relating to the religion and preparations to resist the Utah Expedition. Also included are "Some Events" in the life of Ira Hinckley. These are short accounts of Hinckley's activities as told by his relatives and recorded by his grandson, Parnell Hinckley. With the collection is "The Name and Family of Hinckley or Hinkley compiled by The Media Research Bureau."


  • 1857-1940


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 Ira Nathaniel Hinckley diary and family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Hinckley was a Mormon blacksmith living in Salt Lake City, Utah, and later at Horse Shoe Creek near the Platte River.


4 items (79 p.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Ira Nathaniel Hinckley diary and family papers
Rose Frank
23 February 2011
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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