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Elisha Jones papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2870

Scope and Contents

Includes diary, notebook, and lecture report. Diary begins with ten-page reminiscence, 1858. Sporadic diary entries are dated 1858-1879. Notes, some dating as late as 1885 (after Elisha's death), interspersed throughout volume. Volume also includes two pages of minutes to a high priest's quorum meeting, 23 October 1860, presumably held in Sanpete County; and several pages listing family names. Notebook, without covers, contains financial entries dated about 1872-1880. Last item is a seven-page handwritten report, by James E. Talmage, of Karl G. Maeser theological class lecture at Brigham Young Academy, 24 March 1879, on a verse from the Book of Mormon concerning priesthood. Verso of last page of report includes financial notations plus, written in ink, "Mr. E. Jones, Heber City."


  • 1858-1880


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted. See the Supervisor of Reference Services for permission to access the original. Microfilm copy is open without restriciton.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Elisha Jones papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Born in Ohio. Married Margaret Talbott, 1831. Both were baptized into Mormon Church, circa March 1847. Traveled to Winter Quarters, Nebraska, 1847; Kanesville, Iowa, 1848; and Utah, 1850. Was a farmer and blacksmith, and served in church and civil positions. Lived in following places in Utah: Provo; Sanpete County, near Mt. Pleasant; and Heber. Practiced plural marriage.


3 folders : ms. Also on microfilm.

Custodial History

Items left at Lost and Found Office in Wilkinson Center at BYU. After sixty days, Lost and Found Office transferred them to BYU Special Collections and Manuscripts. Volume containing reminiscence and diary was in fragile condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Lost & Found Office, Ernest L. Wilkinson Center, Brigham Young University; 1996.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Elisha Jones papers
In Progress
Amy Perez
2011 February 17
Description rules
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