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John Crook papers

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 158

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries, newspaper clippings, genealogies, correspondence, and patriarchal blessings. The journals contain extensive and detailed autobiographical accounts of Crook's experiences as a young convert to the Mormon Church in England, his emigration to the United States in 1851 on board a sailing ship (the Ellen) which was involved in a sea-going collision, his journey across the plains to Utah, his settling in Heber Valley of Utah, his experiences in the Utah War of 1857-1858, and his many Mormon Church related activities.

Dates

  • 1851-1902

Creator

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 the John Crook collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Crook was a Mormon pioneer who settled in Heber City, Utah.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

Handwritten diaries, newspaper clippings, genealogies, correspondence, and patriarchal blessings. The John Crook collection relates Crook's conversion, emigration to Utah, and major events related to his Church activities.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS158.xml

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Creator

Title
Register of John Crook papers
Status
Completed
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 August 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States