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James G. Duffin diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1696

Scope and Contents

Handwritten and bound diaries. Also included are bound photocopies of the handwritten journals. The items are for the years 1887 through 1889 when Duffin served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the Southern States Mission. The diaries also cover the years 1901 through 1906 when Duffin was president of the Southwestern States Mission (1900-1904) and of the Central States Mission (1904-1906) also for the Mormon Church. Duffin includes handwritten copies of letters both sent and received by him. He writes about the activities of the missions and mentions visits by Mormon Church leaders. He tells about a visit by John W. Taylor (13 Jan. 1905 entry), an apostle, who prophesied about the teachings of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), "Every principle through Joseph Smith will yet be demonstrated by science and will be in the text books."


  • 1887-1906


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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

Biographical History

Duffin (1860-1921) was a Utah State Legislator and local Mormon Church leader in Toquerville, Utah.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)