Katherine A. Howard Brockbank diaries
Scope and Contents note
Diaries written by Brockbank, covering fifteen different years: 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1917, 1919 and 1922. There are photocopies of the original handwritten diaries, and a typed version. The last entry is written on December 31, 1922. Each diary has a little note in the front about who gave her the diary as a gift. In the back cover, there are names and addresses. Brockbank writes about her daily activities, the health of her family, the growth of her children, her sewing work, her trip to England in 1890, and her church work.
- Brockbank, Katherine A. Howard (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 the Katherine A. Howard Brockbank diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Katherine A. Howard Brockbank (1843-1928) was a Mormon woman in Salt Lake County, Utah. She was a talented housewife and kept a detailed journal.
Katherine A. Howard Brockbank was born to William and Elizabeth Howard on April 25, 1843, in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She lived in Salt Lake City and Murray, Utah, and married Isaak Brockbank in 1860. She loved to sew dresses and quilts and often spent seven hours a day sewing, as well as cook. She died on December 27, 1928 in Salt Lake City.
15 folders (0.25 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Photocopies of the diaries of Katherine A. Howard Brockbank, spanning the years 1871-1922
Custodial History note
Donated by Darlene Foley in 1994.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Darlene Foley; 1994.
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).
Processing Information note
Processed; H. Christine Broomhead; 20 May 2009.
- Register of Katherine A. Howard Brockbank diaries
- Karen Glenn and H. Christine Broomhead, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.