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Jonathan Crosby autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2284

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a handwritten autobiography and diary. Also included is a typescript of these items. Crosby joined the Mormon Church and followed that faith to Kirtland, Ohio and later to Nauvoo, Illinois. Crosby migrated to Utah in 1848. He served on missions for the Mormon Church in Canada, 1842-3, and in the South Pacific, 1850-2, where he spent most of his time in Tahiti. The diary covers the years 1850 to 1852.


  • 1850-1852


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Jonathan Crosby autobiography and diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon Church leader and pioneer.


2 items (69 p.)

Custodial History

Donated by Tim Rathbone in 1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Tim Rathbone; 1985.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Jonathan Crosby autobiography and diary
In Progress
Elisa Visick
2010 October 8
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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