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David John diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 21
Scope and Contents Materials include five volumes of handwritten diaries kept by John from 1856 until his death in 1908. Contents include an autobiographical sketch, descriptions of migration to Utah, missions served in Wales and Great Britain, arrest, trial, and imprisonment for polygamy, and experiences while serving in various religious or political capacities. Includes information pertaining to ordinations, blessings, and speeches given, letters sent or received, and dreams or visions received. Volumes 1-4...
Dates: 1856-1951; Majority of material found within 1856-1908

David John diary, 1856-1885

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 21
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary of John covering his life from February 1856-May 1885. Parts of the diary are nearly daily entries, and parts are summaries of months or years of time. An autobiography of John up to 1856 is included in the first pages of this volume. Contents of the remainder of the volume include descriptions of John's mission to Wales from 1856-1859, his marriage to Mary Wride in 1860, migration to Utah in 1861, experiences settling in Provo and serving in a bishopric, stake Sunday...
Dates: 1856-1885

David John diary, 1885-1889

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 21
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary of John covering his life from June 1885-May 1889. Includes descriptions of his experiences in his duties as regional presiding bishop for the Utah Stake, member of the Utah Stake presidency, and Utah Stake Sunday School superintendent. Also includes entries related to his arrest, trial, hiding, and eventual time in prison for polygamy. Pages 320-329 includes a lis of people imprisoned for "the celestial law of marriage" from November 1884-June 1887. John also includes...
Dates: 1885-1889