Preston Thomas diaries
Scope and Contents
Typewritten copies of diaries. The journals were typed by Thomas' son, Daniel H. Thomas, and entitled: "Preston Thomas: His Life and Travels." Daniel often provided introductory material between sections of the diaries. Most of the journals relate to the five missions on which he served for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of these were in Texas and the other southern States. On one of these missions from 1848 to 1849, Preston visited Lyman Wight, the leader of a Mormon splinter group in Texas, to invite him to return to the Church. Preston settled in Lehi, Utah, and later moved to Franklin, Idaho.
- Thomas, Preston, 1814-1877 (author, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Preston Thomas (1814-1877) Mormon convert and missionary.
1 item (477 pages)
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Franklin (Idaho) -- History
- Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Southern States -- History
- Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Texas -- History
- Latter Day Saints -- Idaho -- Franklin -- History
- Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Lehi -- History
- Lehi (Utah) -- History
- Missions and Missionaries
- Thomas, Preston, 1814-1877 -- Diaries
- Wight, Lyman
- Register of Preston Thomas diaries
- Rose Frank
- 2011 May 23
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.