John Blakey Hillstead autobiography and diary
Scope and Contents
The first five leaves of this document tell of the author's ancestry in England. There is also a brief autobiography followed by a diary which covers the years from 1874 to 1879. The diary is sketchy and most of the entries are short. Hillstead joined the Mormon church in England in 1850. He was married in 1852 and came to Utah in 1869. He was called on a mission to Arizona in 1873 and settled in Tooele Valley, Utah in 1874. He was still living there in 1879 when he completed his diary. He was active in the local functions of the Mormon Church and farmed in the Tooele area. This manuscript is a photoduplication of a typescript made from the original document.
- Hillstead, John Blakey, 1822- (Person)
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Hillstead was a sailor and a farmer.
1 v. (35 leaves)(0.09 linear ft.)
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Donated in 1974.
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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- 2010 July 20
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