Diary of Brigham Young, page xiv

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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
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
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, page xiv
Description rather, the source material from which someone will draw to help create a full biography of Utah's first governor. Even though Brigham Young was the most important man in Utah and Mormon history for a third of a century, a good or even acceptable biography has yet to be written. This situation results from various factors: ( 1) Brigham Young was a controversial figure, (2) primary sources for necessary research have not been available, and (3) Mor- mons and Mormonism have only recently become subjects considered worthy of serious study by trained historians and biographers. One recent biographer claimed that the "stories of secret materials in the possession of the Mormon church are, if not false, exaggerations. . . . I also believe that those who have previously studied Young have scoured the wrong places. The key to understanding him is not in the Rocky Moun- tains but in the Midwest and along the Atlantic Coast . . . and most especially in the files of the New York World, the New York Tribune, the New York Herald, the New York Times, the Springfield Republican, the Philadelphia Morning Post, and the other great Eastern newspapers . . . . " (Stanley P. H irs h son, The Lion of the Lord, A Biog- raphy of Brigham Young, 1964, pp. ix-x). This assertion would not be deserving of comment except for the fact that the book was published by one of the nation's foremost publishing houses, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., and the research done under grants from the pres- tigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the American Philosophical Society. The very poor biography that resulted from Hirshson's highly touted sources is suflicient evidence to show how wrong he was in looking at newspapers as his principal fountain of information. Undoubtedly his failure to pene- trate bureaucratic obstacles to gain access to the abundant materials on Brigham Young found in the Rocky Moun-
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328937
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