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Benjamin Cluff diary, 1881-1886

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1667
Image of Benjamin Cluff diary
Image of Benjamin Cluff diary

Scope and Contents

Diary covers period from January 1, 1881 to November 28, 1886, and details Cluff's Hawaiian mission in addition to his first marriage to a daughter of David John. Also covers his work as the Utah Stake Mutual Improvement Association President and his school work during the early years at the Brigham Young Academy.

In addition, contains two original letters Cluff placed into this diary, the first is dated April 8, 1890 and is from J. M. Tanner, and the second is dated April 9, 1890 and is from David John.


  • 1881-1886

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 Benjamin Cluff diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


290 p. ; 23 cm

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcripts of the diaries are available in the collection (box 2).


Leather bound volume with handwritten entries. Water damaged and worn.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US