Truman Leonard journals
Scope and Contents note
Collection includes diaries, a scrapbook, correspondence, and electronic reproductions on floppy disk. Materials document the life of Truman Leonard, including his missionary work, his journey to Utah by handcart, and his life and family in Grantsville, Utah. Materials date from between 1853 and 1895.
- Leonard, Truman, 1820-1897 (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Truman Leonard journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Truman Leonard (1820-1897) was a farmer in Utah. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in India and Ohio.
Truman Leonard was born on September 17, 1820 in Middlesex, Ontario County, New York. His parents were Truman Leonard Sr. and Roxanna Allis. He married Ortentia White (1846), Mary Ann "Polly" Meadows (1857), and Margaret Evans Bourne (1857). His children with Ortentia were Ezra Newton (1846-1846), Truman Milton (1849-1850), Sarah (1851-1851), Helen Mar (1852-1931), Clara Amelia (1856-1897), Benjamin Franklin (1857-1857), Mary Moselle (1858-1859) Julia Ortentia (1860-1860), John Carlos (1864-1864), and Hattie Adelle (1867-1938). Mary Ann "Polly" gave him seven children: Eugenia Evaline (1855-1941), Alice Arabella (1860-1948) Annie Marie "Maria" (1863-1920), Amy Louise (1865-1936) George Marvin (abt. 1868-1930), Truman Jay (1871-1909), and Mary Moselle "Mame" (1874-1950). No children from Margaret Evans are recorded. He served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his life: one to India, and one to Ohio and Pennsylvania. He also led a company of pioneers across the plains in 1856. He worked hard on his farm raising livestock and crops. Leonard died on November 20, 1897 in Farmington, Davis County, Utah.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Six journals, a scrapbook and back up copies on floppy discs of the journals of Truman Leonard, 1853-1895.
Arranged into six series: 1. Truman Leonard journals, undated. 2. Truman Leonard scrapbook, circa 1895. 3. Truman Leonard journal of mission to India, 1853-1854. 4. Truman Leonard handcart journal, 1856-1857. 5. Truman Leonard journal of mission to Ohio, 1874-1875. 6. Truman Leonard journal on Gransville, Utah, 1887-1888.
Custodial History note
Donated by Glen M. Leonard in 1993.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Glen M. Leonard; 1993.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Processing Information note
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; June 22, 2007.
- Register of Truman Leonard journals
- Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.