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John Blakey Hillstead autobiography and diary

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Identifier: MSS SC 823

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.


  • 1872-1879


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

Biographical Note

Hillstead was a sailor and a farmer.


1 v. (35 leaves)(0.09 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated in 1974.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1974.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Blakey Hillstead autobiography and diary
Benjamin Sipes
2010 July 20
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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