Joseph William Summerhays diaries
Scope and Contents
Handwritten diaries and one typescript page of a diary entry from Joseph William Summerhays. Summerhays relates his activities while visiting Latter-day Saint historic landmarks while on a business trip to the Midwest and Eastern United States. Materials dated August 1884 to September 1885.
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Biographical / Historical
Joseph William Summerhays was born January 15, 1849, in London, England to Caleb Summerhays and Margaret Moore. Summerhays immigrated to America when he was 16 years old, arriving in the Salt Lake Valley at 17 years old. He married Mary Melissa Parker on June 27, 1870, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had 16 children. Summerhays co-founded a hide house business in Salt Lake City called Rowe, Morris & Summerhays, working as the general manager. This was later dissolved and Summerhays reformed the company with his sons, calling it J.W. Summerhays & Sons, dealing in hides, wools, and furs. He also formed the Utah Wool Pulling Company in Toole County and became known as a prominent businessman in the Salt Lake City wool industry. Summerhays was a member of the Deseret Sunday School Union Board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Summerhays died June 29, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 80.
1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.
Processed; Karen Glenn; August 2022. Item-level description added.
- Register of Joseph William Summerhays diaries
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 8
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.