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Andrew Locy Rogers missionary diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6179
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Scope and Contents

Material contains the diary which Rogers used to document his mission to Ireland and Scotland. He served his mission from 1909-1910 and his diary documents his experiences in a series of communities. His diary also chronicles experiences with mission companions. He describes his interactions with other religious denominations, including the Presbyterian Church and the Young Men's Christian Association. His diary also includes original poetry and local humor.


  • 1909-1910


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 the Andrew Locy Rogers missionary diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Locy Rogers (1854-1943) was a Utah native who helped establish a Latter-day Saint community in Northern Arizona.

Andrew Locy Rogers was born on December 19th, 1854 in Farmington, Utah to Thomas Edward Rogers and Aurelia Read Spencer Rogers. Answering the call of President Brigham Young in 1876 for volunteers to help establish a Latter-day Saint community in Northern Arizona, Locy relocated immediately. On August 27th, 1879 he married Clara Maria Gleason in Salt Lake City. The couple soon returned to Arizona where they raised a family of ten children. Known as “Uncle Locy” or “Honest Locy” in his hometown of Snowflake, Arizona, Andrew Rogers also served two Mormon missions, one in Arizona as a young man and another to Ireland and Scotland when he was in his mid-fifties. His wife Clara died in 1932. Five years later, in 1937, he married Florence Evelyn Thomas Blaine. Andrew Rogers died November 20, 1943 in St. Johns, Arizona.


2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Leonard Richards in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Leonard Richards; 2008.


LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, mission, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy, V, b, v, 1; March 2020)

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription of original diary located in folder 2.

Related Materials

Life sketch of Andrew Locy Rogers; BX 8670.1 .R631.

Papers, 1932; MSS SC 776.

Autobiography and journal, 1882-1946; MSS 835.

Autobiography and diary, 1882-1897; MSS FM 31.

Processing Information

Processed; Katie Connors, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Processed; Meghan Hoesch, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; 2020.

Register of Andrew Locy Rogers missionary diary
Katie Connors, student processor
6 October 2008
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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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States