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Frederick William Chappell diary

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8318

Scope and Contents

Typescript of a diary kept by Chappell during his service in the British Mission. He served primarily in the Manchester Conference. Includes a description of his travels from Utah to England. Transcribed by Dorrell Chappell Vickers, son of Louise Chappell Vickers, the oldest child and only daughter of Frederick William Chappell. Dated 1890-1891.


  • 1890-1891


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 Frederick William Chappell diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Dorrell Chappell Vickers (1919-2009) was a former missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, veteran of two wars, and genealogist from Nephi, Utah.

Dorrell Chappell Vickers was born February 15, 1919 in Nephi, Utah to Thomas William Vickers and Louise Chappell. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Netherlands. While in the Netherlands, war broke out and Dorrell was reassigned to the Northern States Mission. After his mission, he served in US Army Air Corps during World War II, and would also serve as a pilot in the Korean War. On January 14, 1943, Dorrell married Margery Garner and they had five children together. He spent his career in the civil service as a procurement officer for the Department of Defense in Utah and Washington, D.C. After retirement, Dorrell and Margery served several missions together for the Church. He also loved genealogy and fishing. Dorrell Chappell Vickers died on August 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical History

Frederick William Chappell (1853-1899) was a lawyer in Nephi, Utah, and missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Mission.

Frederick William Chappell was born March 19, 1853 in Manchester, England to Edward Chappell and Agnes Boardman. He immigrated with his family to Utah in 1864 in the W. S. Warren Company. During the journey, his father, mother, and three siblings died from disease and exposure. Frederick, two sisters and one brother arrived in Utah on October 2, 1864, and immediately moved to Nephi, Utah. Along the way to Nephi, Frederick’s brother Robert died. While in Nephi, Frederick was a teacher and attended school in Salt Lake City. On October 3, 1880, he married Unity Ann Knowles, and they had six children together. Frederick became interested in law, was admitted to the Utah Board, and practiced in Nephi for many years. From 1890-1891 he returned to his homeland as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Manchester Conference of the British Mission. In 1895 he was appointed probate judge of Juab County. Frederick was also interested in music, poetry, and drama, and led the Nephi “Tabernacle Choir.” Frederick William Chappell died on February 4, 1899 in Nephi, Utah.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Kay Marshall in 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Kay Marshall; 1999.


LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, mission and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection Development Policy, 1 V., November 2013).


Located in Box 497.

Processing Information

Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2013.

Register of Frederick William Chappell diary
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Ryan K. Lee
2013 December 2
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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