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Albert Jones journals and correspondence

Identifier: MSS 2427

Scope and Contents

Collection contains journals, correspondence, and an address prepared by Albert Jones. The journals document Jones's service driving Church teams, as well as his life in Provo, Utah. Materials date from between 1862 and 1925.


  • 1862-1925


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 Albert Jones journals and correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators

Biographical History

Albert Jones was born August 28,1839 in England. He died in Provo, Utah on December 9, 1925. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in August 1855 in England, crossed the Plains with the Martin Handcart company, and eventually settled in Provo. In 1862, he was called to help drive Church wagons across the Plains; from 1872 to 1886 he was the tithing clerk for the Utah Stake; from 1884 to 1886 he served as a missionary in Britain; from 1888 to 1889 he served time in a federal prison, having been convicted of unlawful cohabitation.


6 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Aranged in two series: 1. Journals, 1862-1867. 2. Correspondence and address, 1882-1925.

Custodial History

Purchased from Confetti Antiques and Books in Spanish Fork, Utah, in October of 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Confetti Antiques and Books; 2002.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been removed to the Photo Archives.

Processing Information

Processed; Kaila Brown; 2007.

Register of Albert Jones journals and correspondence
Kaila Brown
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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