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John W. Tate diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 961

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a 224 page holograph diary. Tate, a native of Tooele, Utah, was called as a missionary to the Southern States' Mission for the Mormon Church in 1887. His diary recounts how he received this call, how he prepared for his mission, and various incidents relating to missionary activities and his personal experiences.

On one occasion (23 Dec. 1887), he and his companion (Milo Hendricks) were shot with a shot gun. Tate was struck by 21 pieces of shot. Fifteen of which were too deep in his right leg to be removed. Many entries are lengthy and detailed.


  • 1887-1888


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 W. Tate diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Note

Clerk and recorder of Tooele County, Utah.


112 p. (0.09 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Charles Tate in 1978.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Charles Tate; 1978.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Reproduced in 1978.

Physical Description

Handwritten photocopy.

Register of John W. Tate diary
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 July 27
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