Diary of Brigham Young, page xix

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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
ID 329270
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Title Diary of Brigham Young, page xix
Description such an entry. Another change, in addition to the obvious difference in handwriting, is that from this point on, the diary is written in first person singular, whereas when written by T. D. Brown the third person "President Young," or more often "Prest Young," was always used to describe the actions of the governor and church leader. However, even with a son acting as scribe, the entries do not carry any of the personal or family items normally found in a diary of the period. This then was a daily record of the principal activities of a very busy and influential man. The type of information in this diary or journal does not differ appreciably from the other Brigham Young journals that are preserved in the archives of the Mormon church. It undoubtedly once formed part of the collection of journals now in the church archives. Presently, eight Brigham Young journals are found in the archives of the Historical Department of the L.D.S. church. The first three are in the handwriting of Brigham Young, are very difficult to read, and are of a little more personal nature. After assuming a position of responsibility, Brigham Young then had various scribes write his journals. Some are more complete and some considerably more legible than others. Those in the handwriting of T. D. Brown are the most beautifully written. As cataloged in the church archives, the journals are dated as follows: April 1832-September 1836 July 1837-April 1845 October 184U- July 1844 September 1844-February 1846 August 1852-December 24, 1857 1853, 1855-56 January 1857-May 1857 I August 8, 1858September 20, 1863 The journal presented here falls between those dated January 1857-May 1857 and August 8, 1858-September 20, Xix
Format application/pdf
Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328942
Reference URL