John E. Bennion diaries
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 981
Scope and Contents
Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Bennion writes about his life in the Taylorsville area of Utah and in Rush Valley and Long Valley, Utah. He also lived for a time in Nevada. Bennion was married polygamously, participated in the Utah War of 1857-1858, had an encounter with an Indian in 1858, saw the first handcart company arrive in Salt Lake City in 1856, served on a mission to England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and participated in many other activities.
- Bennion, John E. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for pubilc research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Mormon pioneer in Utah and Nevada.
4 folders (0.24 linear ft.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Bennion, John E. -- Diaries
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Indians of North America -- Utah -- History
- Long Valley (Kane County, Utah) -- History
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormons -- Utah -- History
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Taylorsville (Utah) -- History -- Sources
- Utah Expedition (1857-1858) -- Sources
- Register of John E. Bennion diaries
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2011 May 16
- 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.