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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
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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 012
Description Wed. 3. Prest Y. in the office most of the forenoon on various business & out in the city on business afternoon Thurs 4. Pleasant morning Prest Y. out early. Bror. A. Lyman, in office this morn[in]g. early from San Bernarbino, Brors Vance from Los Vegas, Sam1 Thomson President called from there yesterday with Record of Mission." r"In June 1855, thirty men were called to an Indian Mission at Las Vegas Springs under the leadership of William Bringhurst. The purpose was to introdurc j\.hite men's ways and convert the Indians to Mormonism. About thirty miles southlqest of Las Vegas lead was discovered at Cottonwood Springs, so in April 1856 Nathaniel Vary Jones headed a group (the Lead Mission) sent to Cottonwood Springs to mine lead. Encormtering nrajot problems of supply, with the smeltering furnace, and with William Bringhurst, Jones returned to Salt Lake City in April 1857 after producing about nine thousand pounds of lead. Bringhurst had been summarily replaced by Samuel Thompson as leader of the Las Vegas group on October 13, 1856, for failing to support adequately Jones and the Lead hlission. The mission was a failure and the group returned to Salt I,ake. Amass Lyman visited the abandoned settlement on May 9, 1857, on his way to Salt Lake from San Bernardino. He blamed the failure of the mission on the lack of leadership of a "short-sighted, selfish man" whom he did not name. See Amass M. Lyman Journal, 1857, typescript, Huntington Library, p, 93. Other good accounts exist on life at the Indian Mission: George Washington Bean Diary 1854-56, typescript, Huntington Library; Manuscript History. 1857, pp. 153ff. contains "m'inutes of the hlission and labors of Nathaniel V. Jones." In the Brigham Young Letterbooks-especially volume 3- there are numerous references to the Las Vegas Indian Mission and the Lead Mission. See pp. 52-53, 116-18, 119, and 416 for significant correspondence. Charles C. Rich and Amass Lyman were apostles who pre- sided over the Mormon settlement at San Bernardino founded in 1851. On April 18, 1857, with a party of twenty-five men and the family of C. C. Rich, Lyman journeyed to Salt Lake, visiting settlements along the jvay. He left the traveling party in central
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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/328961