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George Halliday papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 139

Scope and Contents

Materials include a handwritten diary that was kept from 1845 to 1854, part of which was written in Pitman shorthand. The diary also includes a brief autobiographical sketch on Halliday from his birth up to 1845. Also includes a family record book for George Halliday's family, which includes a short handwritten autobiography. A volume with a typed version of the short autobiography and handwritten transcriptions of the Pitman shorthand sections of the diary are also included. Dated approximately 1845-1951.


  • approximately 1845-1951


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

George Halliday was born in 1823 in England. In 1844, he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he served missions to England for that faith from 1845 to 1853 and in 1860. Halliday served as a bishop for the Church in Santaquin and American Fork, Utah. He also served as an alderman and as a representative to the Utah territorial legislature. Halliday lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He died in 1900.


7 folders (0.31 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Provenance unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition unknown.


Utah and the Western American and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Existence and Location of Copies

Collection includes photocopies of some items in folder 4, 5, and 6. Additional transcription created in-house available in Folder 7.

Processing Information

Revised and updated; Ryan Lee, curator; 2016.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Hall; April 5, 2021; Transcription added.

Register of George Halliday papers
Rose Frank
2011 March 28
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