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Cyrus E. Phillips diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 273

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary in two volumes. Phillips made the overland journey by ox team from Indiana to California in 1852, but the diary ends at the Humboldt River in Nevada. Phillips was an enthusiastic traveler and wrote about trail conditions, buffalo hunting, encounters with Indians, price gouging in Nevada, and significant disagreements within his company. Phillips visited Salt Lake City and gives a brief description. Phillips also writes about his trip by railroad in 1883 to Salt Lake City, Utah, and to Idaho. Also included are advertisements from his businesses.


  • 1852-1883


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

Biographical / Historical

American pioneer, native of Indiana and Iowa, merchant, and Civil War veteran.


5 items ((1 linear inch).)

1 document

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Diaries
Abe Austin
2012 April 09
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