John Claiborne Harper papers
Scope and Contents
Handwritten diary, letters, certificates, paroles, and Mormon Church blessings. The diary was kept while Harper served on a mission to the Southern States for the Mormon Church from 1887 to 1888. Also included is an autograph book signed by Mormons in the Utah State prison for polygamy in 1889. The certificates and letters relate to Mormons in Mexico, to Harper's civic appointments in Payson, and to family matters. Two paroles were given to Harper on 10 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia when he was released as a prisoner of war by the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
- Harper, John Claiborne (Person)
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 Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Mormon missionary and resident of Payson, Utah and Mexico.
2 v. (0.12 linear ft.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Civic Activism
- Electronic books
- Harper, John Claiborne -- Diaries
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- Southern States -- History
- Mormon missionaries -- Southern States -- History
- Mormons -- Mexico -- History
- Mormons -- Utah -- Payson -- History
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) -- History
- Payson (Utah) -- History
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
- Register of John Claiborne Harper papers
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2011 April 27
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.