This collection of diaries, correspondence, and miscellaneous personal papers chronicle the life of a Latter-day Saint pioneer in Provo and Loa, Utah. Elias Hicks Blackburn was a farmer, a member of the Utah Territorial legislature, and a home-remedy healer. The collection includes 13 bound diaries from 1848-1849 to 1908, six pieces of correspondence from his foreign mission days (1859-1862), and correspondence during his final years at Loa. Of interest is the "Sketch, or Summary Record," a diary-like volume maintained regularly from 1848 through 1906. It reveals on a daily basis, the character of life in rural South Central Utah as experienced by a dedicated churchman, farmer, and healer.