Diary of Brigham Young, xiii

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Identifier diary_brigham_young.xml
Title Diary of Brigham Young 1857
Creator Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
Subject Mormons; Diaries
Subject Local Utah--Governors; Mormon Church--Presidents; Mormons--United States--Biography; Utah War, 1857-58
Description This publication is the first printing of a complete diary of the Mormon leader. It provides good insight into Brigham Young's interests and activities, but very little little information about his personal life. Edited and introduction by Everett L. Cooley.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L. (editor)
Date 1980
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 3366 x 5370 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 10
Coverage 1857
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 15.5 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks; Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number BX 8695 Y7 A33 1980
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Topic Mormons; Diaries; Letters; Mormon pioneers
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
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Title Diary of Brigham Young, xiii
Description About midway through this diary, Brigham Young on July 24 observed, "This day 10 years ago the Pioneers entered Salt Lake valley after a pilgrimage and Search of nearly two years to find a place where the people of God might rest from persecutions for a short time. How cheer- ing were the prospects on that day. They had at last reached a place 800 Miles from where a Settlement could approach them. The country was so barren that none would covet it. 500 of our best men had marched 3000 miles to conquer a title for it. And on every Side were Scores of miles of mountains, which must be past ere our Settlement could be approched [sic]. Here we have dwelt in peace and prosperity. The Lord has blessed the earth for our sakes. And the `Desert' has `truly blossomed as the rose.' " This entry is quite typical of the expressions contained in this rather brief diary of Brigham Young. And while there is very little new material, nor is the diary a literary masterpiece, nevertheless, this publication marks the first printing of a complete diary of the Mormon leader. It pro- vides a good insight into the many interests and activities of this man. Missing, however, is the personal or intimate events in his life. This may be attributable to the fact that the diary was actually written by a scribe, or Young's numerous responsibilities and many activities and/or his lack of schooling militated against personal diary writing. Certainly there was much happening in Utah during this period that is only hinted at or lightly touched upon in the diary. The fleshing out of the story through examining other contemporary sources gives more understanding to the often cryptic entries. The sum of the diary and notes is not intended to provide a biography of Brigham Young, but . . . x111
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328936
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