Diary of John Boylston Fairbanks

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Title Diary of John Boylston Fairbanks
Subject Frontier and pioneer life; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Diaries; Mormon pioneers
Spatial Coverage Nauvoo (Ill.); West (U.S.)
Personal Names Fairbanks, John Boylston, 1817-1875
Description Born on 28 April 1817 in New York to Joseph and Polly (Brooks) Fairbanks, John Boylston Fairbanks grew up in New Jersey. In 1843, at the age of twenty-five, he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The following year John married Sarah Van Wagoner, a native of New Jersey, with whom he had eleven children. In 1844, John and Sarah joined the body of the Church at Nauvoo, Illinois, accompanied by their parents and several other family members. John worked on the Nauvoo Temple until anti-Mormon sentiment forced the family to relocate to Winter Quarters, Nebraska. In June 1847, three years after the move to Illinois, John helped lead a company of Latter-day Saints to Salt Lake City in the Jedediah M. Grant Company. John lived at Salt Lake City for four years and then moved to Payson, Utah
Creator Fairbanks, John B. (John Boylston), 1855-1940
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Contributors Transcribed by Kate Kimball
Date 1838; 1846; 1847
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications Scanned with a Leica S1 Pro digital scanning camera, using a Hasselblad 120mm Makro-Planar f/4 lens. Exposure was at f/11 with a blue filter. Lighting provided by Kaiser Softlite ProVision 6x55W fluorescent 5400K daylight lights. Files saved as uncompressed TIFF at 3500x 5117 pixels and converted to 800 x 1200 pixel JPEG images for Web presentation.
Resource Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/cgi-bin/docviewer.exe?CISOROOT=/uw&CISOPTR=451
Source ms 681
Language eng
Relation is part of: John B. Fairbanks diary
Coverage Time: 1846-1847
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2002, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Source Physical Dimensions 19 x 15.5cm
Contributing Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Scanning Technician Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6wh315j
Setname uu_awm
Date Created 2012-01-30
Date Modified 2012-01-30
ID 1081811
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh315j
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