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Diary of Brigham Young, page xxiii

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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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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 xxiii
Description Some insight is gained into the character of Brigham Young, but the intimate, personal view of the man does not come through. Perhaps this is inevitable when a scribe is writing the diary-even when that scribe is a son. Much of the diary centers around the events related to the `Utah War," vvhen twenty-five hundred federal troops were ordered to Utah by President James Buchanan to install new federal officers and serve as a police force to insure the execution of federal laws. The best sources for understanding the issues in the Utah War are: Norman F. Furniss, The Mormon Conj?ict, 1850-1859 (New Haven : Yale University Press, 1960) ; LeRoy R. and Ann W. Hafen, eds., The Utah Expedition 1857-1858, A Documentary Account (Glendale: The Arthur Clark Company, 1958) ; and U. S., Congress, House, Utah E?cpedition, House Executive Document No. 71, 35th Congress, 1st session, 1858. The very first entry carried information about parties being sent east along the road to the "States" to establish way stations for the newly organized "Y.X. Company" or Brigham Young Express Company that had been awarded the contract to carry the mails from Independence, Mis- souri, to Salt Lake City. Initially, a mail carrying company, it was later to engage in stage coaching and freighting to supply all transportation needs of the residents of Utah. The fact that W. M. F. Magraw, a non-Mormon, had lost a very profitable contract to the Mormons was one of the elements that led to the dispatch of troops. Magraw had political influence with the Buchanan administration and used this influence to prejudice Buchanan in his deal- ings with Utah. Magraw's complaints against the Mormons were just a few of the many that prompted President Buchanan to dispatch a large portion of the United States Army on a 1,200-mile trek to the Rocky Mountains before thoroughly investigating the validity of the complaints . . . xx111
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/328946