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James A. Little diaries and autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3216

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. Little writes about his youth and his participation in the war with Mexico. He tells about his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1849 and his subsequent migration to Utah in the same year. Little writes about his marriage to Mary Jane Lytle in December of 1849 and troubles with Indians in Utah Valley, Utah. Little kept a diary from 1 January 1856 to 12 August 1857 when he served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in England. Little later served on another mission for the Mormon Church in 1876, and he lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also tells about his relationship to Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.


  • 1856-1892


Conditions Governing Access

Open for pubilc research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical note

James A. Little (1822-1908) was a Mormon pioneer.


1 folder (92 p.) (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These materials were microfilmed by the Brigham Young University Library through the courtesey of the owner, Harriet F. Little. These items were microfilmed from the 920 microfilm collection reel 15.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Harriet F. Little.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of James A. Little diaries and autobiography
Benjamin Sipes
2011 February 24
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States