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William Patterson McIntire daybook

 Item — oversize: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 806
Image of William Patterson McIntire daybook
Image of William Patterson McIntire daybook

Scope and Contents

Volume mainly consists of notes for business transactions. Also included are notes from sermons of several prominent Church leaders, including Joseph Smith, Orson Hyde, Orson Pratt, Brigham Young, Willard Richards, Oliver Cowdery, Heber C. Kimball, Amasa Lyman, William W. Phelps, Parley P. Pratt, George Albert Smith, Vonson Knight, John Taylor, and Wilford Woodruff. Also includes genealogical information about the McIntire family. Dated 1840-1856.


  • 1840-1856


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights held by the family; publication in part or as a whole prohibited without written permission from the family.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Patterson McIntire daybook must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

William Patterson McIntire (1813-1882) was an early convert to and missionary for to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

William Patterson McIntire was born in Wheatfield, Indiana County, Pennsylvania in 1813, the son of George and Sarah Davis McIntire. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to learn the trade of a tailor. After his apprenticeship he traveled, working in Kentucky and Missouri, and finally returning to Pennsylvania. In 1833 he married Anna Patterson (1821-1880), the daughter of William and Margaret Patterson. Shortly thereafter he contracted a disease of the lungs from which he suffered for three years. In 1836 he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Elder Erastus Snow. He received a blessing and was healed of the illness of his lungs. Between 1839 and 1840, he served as a missionary for the Church, working with Elder Snow in the Eastern States. In October 1840, McIntire moved with his family to join the main body of Latter-day Saints at Nauvoo, Illinois. There he worked as a tailor. During this time, he made the acquaintance of many prominent Church leaders, including Joseph Smith. In 1849, McIntire crossed the plains and settled in Salt Lake City. He had a family of ten children, two of whom died in infancy. Having received a call to fulfill a colonizing mission, McIntire moved his family to St. George, Utah, and lived there until his death on 7 January 1882.


1 oversize box (0.5 linear ft.)

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Other Finding Aids

Folder-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The daybook and autobiography evidently crossed the plains with William McIntire, as there are entries from Salt Lake City at the end of the volume. William gave the book to his daughter, Margaret Jane McIntire, who passed it on to her daughter, Jennie Burgess Miles. It was then donated by this granddaughter of William McIntire to the Harold B. Lee Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jennie Burgess Miles.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).

Register of William Patterson McIntire daybook
Rose Frank
2011 September 14
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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