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Preston Thomas diaries

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 739

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.

Dates

  • 1874-1877

Creator

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 Preston Thomas diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Preston Thomas (1814-1877) Mormon convert and missionary.

Extent

1 item (477 pages)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Title
Register of Preston Thomas diaries
Status
Completed
Author
Rose Frank
Date
2011 May 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Provo Utah 84602 United States