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Ezra F. Richards diaries, letters, and newspaper clippings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2311

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten diaries. In the first diary, Richards, told about his experiences in New Zealand as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1885 to 1888. He worked with the Maori people. Also included are his correspondence while he was in New Zealand at that time. Also included is a second diary Richards kept while he was on another mission to Australia and New Zealand from 1896 to 1897. He wrote about his missionary activities at that time. Some of the entries are partially in the Maori language. Newspaper clippings in Maori are also with the collection.


  • 1885-1897


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 Ezra F. Richards diaries, letters, and newspaper clippings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ezra F. Richards (1860-1930) was a Mormon missionary from Farmington, Utah.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These materials were photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 8. Formerly in film call number: 920 no. 8.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Ezra F. Richards diaries, letters, and newspaper clippings
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 16
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States