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Diary of B. H. Roberts, 1884 - 1885

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Title Diary of B. H. Roberts, 1884 - 1885
Subject Latter Day Saint missionaries; Latter Day Saints; Latter Day Saints churches--Southern states; Latter Day Saints churches--Colorado; Latter Day Saints churches--Utah; Diaries
Spatial Coverage Southern states; Colorado; Utah
Personal Names Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933
Description This diary covers the period October 1884 to March 1885. Original is black, leather-bound, tooled "Record" in silver and gold colors, 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches. Roberts covers the period from 4 October to 27 November in the first portion of the journal. He opens with a report on the semi-annual L.D.S. church conference in Salt Lake City, but by the fifteenth of October he has left to take charge of the Southern States Mission. Because of the "Cane Creek Massacre" in which four people were killed, including two L.D.S. missionaries, and the growing animosity toward members of the Mormon church, many of the converts emigrated from the South to Colorado. Roberts details his role in helping these Mormon converts reach Colorado. The journal stops when he arrives back in Salt Lake City in November (page 71). Roberts resumes writing on 26 January 1885 (page 95). During January, February, and March, Roberts describes his travels through the state speaking at meetings and canvassing for subscriptions to the Mutual Improvement Association's publication the This portion of the journal also includes a song he wrote about plural marriage and other poetry. The journal ends abruptly May 6
Creator Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1884; 1885
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi 8 bit grayscale jpeg. Display image generated in Kirtas Technologies' OCR Manager as multiple page PDF, and uploaded into CONTENTdm.
Language eng
Relation Roberts
Is Part of Pioneer Diaries
Coverage 1884-1885
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2012, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Source Physical Dimensions 15cm x 9cm
Contributing Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Scanning Technician Matt Brunsvik
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Setname uu_awm
ID 1082121
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