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Benjamin Cluff diary, 1904 January-August

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 1667
Image of Benjamin Cluff diary
Image of Benjamin Cluff diary

Scope and Contents

Diary covers period from January 1 to August 21, 1904 and details Cluff's time in Mexico following his resignation as president of BYU. Cluff accepted a position as superintendent of the Utah-Mexican rubber company properties. Includes his description of his preparation, travels, and work, in addition to family affairs and health. Details his difficulties of finding reliable and honest workers in addition to organization and maintenance of the plantation and the working force.


  • 1904 January-August

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.


192 p. ; 21 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. Title on paper attached to cover: "Journal 1. Mexico, B. Cluff Jr. opened January 1, 1904."

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US