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Diary of Brigham Young, page xx

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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
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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
ID 329270
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp

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Title Diary of Brigham Young, page xx
Description 1863, as found in the L.D.S. Archives. However, a gap still remains between the last entry of September 21, 1857, of the diary here reproduced and the August 8, 1858, entry of the next volume. Hopefully the missing diaries will be located and become available to researchers. The various scribes who wrote the journals were David 0. Calder, John T. Caine, Leo Hawkins, Robert Campbell, Thomas Ellenbeck, and Daniel McIntosh (Machintosh) . There may have been others. Besides writing the journals, these young men had other duties to perform in the Presi- dent's Oflice-sweeping and cleaning, staying overnight at the office, and keeping the Manuscript History up to date. A cryptic note for July 11, 1857, says " L. H. Scrapping all day." This does not mean that Leo Hawkins was engaged in fisticuffs all day, but that he spent the day working on the Manuscript History in the historian's office-a history that is made up of "scraps" from newspapers and informa- tion from various sources. A brief entry of "GAS Fencing" tells us that George A. Smith spent time erecting a fence on his farm; "W W Haying" tells us that Wilford Woodruff spent time in the hayfield. During periods when crucial events were occurring, the diaries at times are strangely silent or carry only the briefest hint of what was transpiring. A good example of this type of entry occurs on September 1, 1857, when Brigham Young was visited by Jacob Hamblin and several Indian chiefs. Some historians read considerable signifi- cance in the brief entry: "Kanosh the Pauvantee chief with Several of his band visited me gave them some council & presints. A Spirit Seems to be takeing possesion of the Tndians to assist Israel. I can hardly restrain them from exterminating the `Americans' weather warm." This visit occurred just six days before the California- bound Fancher Train came under attack by Mormons and Indians at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah. xx
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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 328943
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/328943