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Diary of B. H. Roberts, 1886 - 1887

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Title Diary of B. H. Roberts, 1886 - 1887
Subject Mormon missionaries; Mormons; Polygamy; Mormon Church--Scotland; Mormon Church--England; Mormon Church--Utah; Diaries
Spatial Coverage Utah; Scotland; England; London (Eng.)
Personal Names Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933
Description Diary covers December 1886; April 1887; and August 1887. Original is leather-bound with black cover, 4 inches by 6 3/4 inches. Covers period from 5 December 1886 intermittently to 8 August 1887, with some undated entries. Roberts begins this journal with a description of his arrest on 5 December for "'unlawful cohabitation' with Sarah L. Roberts & Celia Dibble." However, his explanation ends in mid-sentence. There are a number of blank pages, then a few brief comments on Roberts's first visit to London in 1887. Skipping a few more pages, he begins a description of travels around England between 2 and 5 April. On the fifth he visited the former home of the poet Lord Byron, and writes a description complete with quotes from the poet. These entries are badly water stained but still legible. Roberts leaves more blank pages and begins with an entry dated "Aug. 30th 1887," which is probably July, as the following entries date from the first to the eighth of August. This portion of the journal describes Roberts's trip across Scotland. The journal entries end on 8 August 1887 with his return to Liverpool. Tucked into the entry for 3 August are four pages from a small notebook labeled "The Scripture Testimony to the Christ: Especially the Testimony of St. John." Following the journal entries are pages of personal accounts, inscriptions from grave stones, remarks about the roles of women and men, notes on books, and poetry. On the last page of the volume under a pasted-in poem is the note: "Married Lena 23 Jan. 1884 Wednesday Ets. She is 23/3d Aug '87." His "temple records" show his marriage to Celia Dibble, whom he called Lena, on 4 October 1884. Celia's birthday is recorded as 3 August 1864
Creator Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1886; 1887
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
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 1886-1887
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2012, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Source Physical Dimensions 17cm x 10cm
Contributing Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Scanning Technician Matt Brunsvik
ARK ark:/87278/s6bc48qn
Setname uu_awm
Date Created 2012-01-30
Date Modified 2012-01-30
ID 1082186
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bc48qn
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