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Andrew Jackson Shupe diary

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Identifier: MSS SC 817

Scope and Contents

This is a typescript of a diary of a Mexican War soldier who served in the "Mormon Battalion." The diary was kept from 16 July 1846 to 10 Sept. 1847 with a few entries for the years 1848-1855. He was also among the first groups to enter Salt Lake Valley in July of 1847. He went to Winter Quarters in August 1847 and went to Ogden, Utah in 1852. There are numerous gaps in this diary. The entries tend to be short but some are lengthy and detailed. Two small biographies of Andrew Jackson Shupe and his brother, James Wright Shupe, have been included.


  • 1846-1855


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Access

Donated by Florence Shupe Woodworth in 1974.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Andrew Jackson Shupe diary (typescript) must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Sketch

Shupe was soldier, pioneer, blacksmith, an explorer of the Salt Lake Valley, and a settler of Ogden, Utah.


1 v. (22 leaves)(0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Photocopy; stapled.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Florence Shupe Woodworth; 1974.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Originals

Florence Woodworth of Macomb, IL owns original typescript.

Existence and Location of Copies

Xeroxed B.Y.U., 1974.

Register of Andrew Jackson Shupe diary
Benjamin Sipes
2010 July 19
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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