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Diary of B. H. Roberts, 1890 - 1893

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Title Diary of B. H. Roberts, 1890 - 1893
Subject Mormons; Mormon Church--Utah; Mormon Church--Southwestern states; Mormon Church--Mexico; Mormon missionaries; Polygamy; Salt Lake Temple; Diaries
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah); Southwestern states; Mexico
Personal Names Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933
Description Original is leather-bound with maroon cover, "Record" in gold-colored letters, 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches. Covers 3 November 1890 to May 1892 and 13 January to 24 June 1893. During this period Roberts spends most of his time at home rather than in the mission field. For this reason his family life is more in evidence than in his previous journals, although notations are still made only incidentally. The journal entries are daily from 3 November to 11 December 1890. Most of his time is devoted to his work on his book and writing for the semi-weekly newspaper. In his attempt to clarify his position within the L.D.S. church, he is released to attend to his own affairs while holding himself in readiness to serve if called. In February of 1893 Roberts begins to fill in his journal from memory for the two previous years. Here he records his feelings on hearing of the Woodruff Manifesto and traces the history of plural marriage within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also makes lengthy comments on the relationships between the L.D.S. church and state politics. Roberts records the conflict with church leaders involving himself and Moses Thatcher, both Democrats, over differing political views. This portion of the journal ends abruptly on page 73. On page 101 Roberts again begins daily entries with 15 January 1893. He continues work on his religious writings, including a revision of Between 13 February and 29 March, Roberts spends time on a mission to Mexico, including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California. He visits the Mormon settlements in these areas to organize "Quorums of Seventies." Between March and June he continues his church work in Salt Lake City, including duties attendant to the dedication of the completed Salt Lake Temple. This journal ends on 24 June 1893
Creator Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1890; 1891; 1892; 1893
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 1890-1893
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2012, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Source Physical Dimensions 22cm x 14cm
Contributing Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Scanning Technician Matt Brunsvik
ARK ark:/87278/s66m3j0b
Setname uu_awm
Date Created 2012-01-30
Date Modified 2012-01-30
ID 1082379
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66m3j0b
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