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Mary Ann King diaries

Identifier: MSS 2315

Scope and Contents

Contains two diaries kept by Mary Ann King. They cover the time periods of 1880 to 1882, and 1887 to 1888, with the latter time period during the years that Mary Ann King accompanied her husband, William King, on his mission to the Sandwich Islands for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  • 1880-1888


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Mary Ann Henry was born May 11, 1854, in San Bernardino, California, to Robert Henry and Mary Ann Ross. She married William Rice King on November 29, 1869, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She went with her husband, William, on his mission to the Sandwich Islands in 1886, and returned home with him in 1890. Mary Ann had seven children, six boys and one girl. She died on April 16, 1943.


2 folders (0.05 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

The journals of Mary Ann King were donated to BYU in November of 2000, by David S. King, who is a grandson of Mary Ann King's husband, William, by his first marriage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David S. King; 2000.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


Diaries have significant water damage.

Processing Information

Processed; David J. Whittaker, Judi Crisp, and Rose Frank; 2001.

Register of Mary Ann King diaries
Rose Frank
2011 March 9
Description rules
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