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William E. McLellin diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2201

Scope and Contents

This collection, containing photocopies and typescripts of the journals of William E. McLellin, has been organized chronologically into folders.


  • 1831-1836


Conditions Governing Access

No Photocopying; Research only.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

William E. McLellin (1806-1883) was one of the early converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called as one of the original Twelve Apostles by the Prophet Joseph Smith. He began to apostatize from the Church and was eventually excommunicated. He became an opponent to the Church and was part of the mob in Missouri.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)



Physical Location

Originals owned and kept by the LDS Church Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Folder-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by Jan Shipps and John Welch in 1997, as the working papers for their book, "The Journals of William E. McLellin, 1831-1836."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jan Shipps and John Welch; 1997.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Register of William E. McLellin diaries
Andrea Wyss
2011 March 4
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