Diary of Brigham Young, page xv

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6t152wp
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 xv
Description tains, caused him to rationalize his failure by making such preposterous claims for newspapers as sources for the activi- ties and life of such a controversial and influential man as Brigham Young. For were Hirshson researching his biog- raphy today, he would discover an abundance of materials almost beyond mastery and that they are not "secret," but open to research by proven scholars. The mass of material for the study of Brigham Young is almost overwhelming. A writer undertaking a compre- hensive treatment of the life of this man must be prepared to spend months and perhaps years in digesting the volumi- nous source documents covering his many activities as church leader, territorial governor, territorial superinten- dent of Indian affairs, businessman extraordinary, acquaint- ance of prominent people in government and the business world, husband of numerous wives, and father of a large family. The great wealth of information on Brigham Young located in the archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has only recently become available to scholars. And the richness of the sources is only now being appreciated. There are mountains of correspondence and huge quantities of minute books, account books, ledgers, registers, etc. And for the first time journals and diaries of Brigham Young are available to the scholar. Their full impact on the history written about the Mormons, Utah, and the West will not be felt for some time-for they reveal some of the activities long suspected but never fully authen- ticated. Not all of the significant sources are located among the official records in the archives of the L.D.S. church. Some have come into the possession of private collectors, and others have been acquired by private and public institutions across the land. Within the past few years, Brigham Young account books were acquired by Brigham Young University xv
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328938
Reference URL