Joseph Hatten Carpenter diaries
Scope and Contents
Handwritten diaries, notes, account books, correspondence, and a translation of the Book of Mormon into the Samoan language. Carpenter writes about his mission for the Mormon Church in Samoa and about his activities as a resident of Manti. Late in life, Carpenter moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is a printed copy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary. Carpenter also writes about his early life and his travels to northern Germany and France in 1884 and 1885.
- Carpenter, Joseph Hatten, 1861-1964 (author, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Joseph Hatten Carpenter (1961-1964) was a Mormon clerk in Utah.
Joseph Hatten Carpenter was born on April 4, 1861 at Devonport, Devonshire, England to Robert Wright Carpenter and Elizabeth Link Hatten. After completing his studies he worked for a large mercantile firm in London, and in 1886 decided to help settle Australia. The following year he voyaged to San Francisco with the intention of living in California, but he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and ended up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he worked in the Salt Lake County recorder's office. He then served a three-year mission in Samoa. Upon returning home, he moved to Manti, Utah and obtained employment as city recorder for Manti, then at the Manti City Bank, where he worked for sixteen years. In March 1911, Joseph quit his job to become a full-time recorder in the Manti Temple. He also actively participated in the Genealogical Society of Utah. In 1953, at the age of ninety-three, he retired as temple recorder but continued to conduct genealogical research. He died at home in Manti, Utah on December 10, 1964.
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by Don A. Carpenter, desecendant of Joseph Hatten Carpenter, in 2018.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Don A. Carpenter; August 2018.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Existence and Location of Copies
Printed copy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary: This item was photocopied from reel 7 of the 920 microfilm collection.
Processed; Andrea Wyss, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.
Accession added; Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2019.
- Book of Mormon. Samoan
- Carpenter, Joseph Hatten, 1861-1964 -- Diaries
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Electronic books
- France -- Description and travel
- Germany -- Description and travel
- Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Samoan Islands -- History
- Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Samoan Islands -- History
- Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Manti -- History
- Manti (Utah) -- History
- Missions and Missionaries
- Patriarchs (Mormon theology)
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History
- Samoan Islands -- History
- Register of Joseph Hatten Carpenter diaries
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 March 7
- 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.