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Diary of Brigham Young, page 002

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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
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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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
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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp

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Title Diary of Brigham Young, page 002
Description Tithing Office complained of being sore as if beaten from cold labor & long riding. Letters by last Southern mail lie on table unopened. Great irnprovements in the City since we left,' around the Court House, and in Front of p. 350, Historical Department, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah (hereafter cited as L. 1). S. Archives). Initially forty-six men were "selected" to go to Deer Creek to establish a station. They were to erect houses, hams, and corrals, and Irring land tmder cultivation so that the station would be almost self-sustaining. The plan was to be follo\\ed at other points along the route front Indeprndence to Salt Lake City-at approuimatcly fifty mile intervals. Since title of the land was still held by Indians, the Mormons becarne squatter\ causing all kinds of consternation among the army and Indian agents trying to protect Indian lands ftom \\ hite encroachment. Mormon references to the stations are found in Brrgharn Young Manuscript History, I,. D. S. Archives. May 10, 1857, of the hlanusctipt History lists the names of the forty-six sklected to go to Deer Creek. Leonard J. Arrington in his Crcnt Basin k'mg- dom: An Economic History of the L&fur-day .Snznt\, 1830-1900 (Cambridge: IIarvard University Press, 1')<58), pp. 162X9, 11`1s a good treatment of the Brigham Young Express Company. Brigham Young, in a letter dated March I, 1855, to Orson Pratt, serving as head of the 13titi5h Mission, give5 hii reason fat establishing the express company with its stations as a means of aiding the poor converts to tome to Utah. "A reran and hi\ family with small means can walk from station to station, and have his supplies rcnc\$ cd at evrty such place, tvithout encumber- ing himself with very heavy loads at the first, the time when hr is least accustomed to such travel, ." r\Ianuscript History, p. 84. This concept undoubtedly grew out of the disasters of thr Martin and Willie handcart companies of the preceding October. Ovet two hundred immigrants nret their deaths through freezing and exposure when caught in the first winter storms, 1% hich trapped them \vithout food or shelter. ?President Young's complaint of soreness from long riding and the reference to "irnprovemcnts in the City since \\e left," are related to the month-long jomney of Young and a large party to inspect the recently established scttlenrrnt at Linrhi on the Salmon River. The patty consisting of 115 men, 22 \\omen. 5 boys, 54 Tvagon5, 104 horses, and 64 mules left Salt 1,ake on
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328951
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/328951