Lorenzo Brown diary
Scope and Contents
Collection contains a handwritten diary (approximately 200 pages ; 16 x 11 cm). Except for a few pages, the item covers the years 1875-1877 when Brown served as a Mormon missionary in England. Brown was living in St. George, Utah when called as a missionary. He describes his trip to and from England and his daily activities there. Dated 1875-1880. Also includes an unedited transcription.
- Brown, Lorenzo, 1823-1902 (creator, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Lorenzo Brown (1823-1902) was a Mormon missionary, colonizer, farmer, and pioneer in Utah.
Lorenzo Brown was born on February 2, 1823 in Pomfret, New York to Benjamin Brown and Sarah Mumford. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838, and moved with his family to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1839. There he worked as a farmer and barge laborer, while also contributing work to the Nauvoo Temple. In 1846 he left Illinois with the Mormon exodus, staying temporarily in Winter Quarters, Nebraska before arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1848. In 1856 and 1857 he was sent to settle Las Vegas, Nevada, but returned to Utah in advance of the approaching Utah Expedition. In 1862 he was sent to settle Washington County, Utah, establishing his family in St. George. Between 1875 and 1876 he served a mission for the church in England, where he presided over the Leeds Conference. He later moved from St. George to Arizona, where he died on December 28, 1902.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
Donated by Joyce Howell in 1982.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Joyce Howell; 1982.
Utah and the Western American and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcription of diary also available.
Processed; Elisa Visick; 2010.
Revised and updated; Ryan K. Lee; 2016.
- Register of Lorenzo Brown diary
- Elisa Visick
- 2010 September 10
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- 2016 June 14: Revised for DACS compliance; Ryan K. Lee; June 14, 2016.