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Joseph Young diary and accounts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 23

Scope and Contents

Handwritten account book and diary. Accounts date from 1848 to 1855. Pages 67 to 104 of the diary relate Young's overland journey to Utah in 1850 by ox team. Young writes about general travelling conditions and trail landmarks, several deaths from accident and disease, encounters with Indian tribes, the condition of neighboring companies on the trail, and his duties as captain.


  • 1848-1855


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Transcription available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Young diary and accounts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

President of the First Quorum of the Seventy from 1835 to 1881. Young was the older brother of Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.) : (ca. 150 pages) + 1 typescript.

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in folder 2.

Register of Joseph Young diary and accounts
Under Revision
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 16
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