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Aaron Nelson diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 534

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary with photocopies of the item. Nelson had converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1849. His diary covers the years 1858 to 1862 when he served as an LDS missionary in England. Also included are some notes by Nelson's son, William Nelson, who had migrated to St. George, Utah.


  • 1858-1869


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The original diary is restricted due to its poor condition. Photocopies are available for patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Aaron Nelson diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England.


1 v. ((ca. 50 pages) + 1 photocopy)


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy of original is available in folder 1. Transcription is available in folder 3.

Register of Aaron Nelson diary
In Progress
Megan Furcini
2011 March 24
Description rules
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