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H. H. (Harvey Harris) Cluff diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: H. H. Cluff diary (MSS SC 1946). Collection includes a handwritten diary by Harvey H. Cluff from 1887-1888. Cluff records events relating to his church activities. He talks about church talks, church courts, and reactions to the activities of …

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Oliver Boardman Huntington diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized item: Oliver Boardman Huntington diary, 1899-1905. This diary was written by Huntington between September 1899 and June 1905. Includes descriptions of his “mission” to California from October-November 1899, lists of people visited, and descriptions of sites visited near Sacramento, San Francisco, …

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George Halliday papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: George Halliday papers  (MSS 139). Materials include a handwritten diary that was kept from 1845 to 1854, part of which was written in Pitman shorthand. The diary also includes a brief autobiographical sketch of Halliday from his birth up …

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Priddy Meeks journal

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Priddy Meeks journal (Vault MSS 58). This volume is a handwritten record by Meeks on a wide range of topics including his reflections on his life, his various activities, and his revelations. He also records various faith-promoting stories he hears. An unedited …

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James E. Talmage journals, 1879-1911

The papers of James E. Talmage housed here in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections include a complete set of his personal journals, several pieces of correspondence, and various other materials from all aspects of his life, including academics, professional, ecclesiastical, and personal. We are pleased to announce that Elder Talmage’s journals from 1879-1911, comprising twelve …

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James M. Peterson diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: James M. Peterson diary (MSS 3870). This includes one volume of a handwritten diary and several newspaper clippings of obituaries of members of Peterson’s family. The events in Peterson’s life are recounted from 1850 to 1866, after which a daily record was …

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Emma Wartstill (or Waitstill) Mecham Nielson diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Emma Wartstill Mecham Nielson diary (MSS 601). This item is a handwritten diary by a plural wife. Nielson writes about her position as first wife to Frihoff Godfrey Nielson, tells about her husband’s attempts to flee from federal officials pursuing him for …

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Alice Louise Reynolds diaries and notes

In honor of all the female faculty and graduates at BYU, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Alice Louise Reynolds diaries and notes (MSS 120, Series 1). This series of her collection contains diaries, lecture notes, correspondence, and autobiographical materials produced by Reynolds. Includes information on …

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Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography (MSS 497). Brown’s handwritten record and starts with an autobiography which takes him to the year 1856 when his diary begins. He describes his conversion to the Mormon Church, life in Nauvoo, Illinois, and his relationship …

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William E. Davis diaries

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: William E. Davis diaries (MSS SC 59). This collection includes three handwritten diaries kept by Davis (1842-1924) during his service in the Civil War, 1862-1865. Entries include brief statements regarding drills, deaths, weather, and daily activities. William Edward Davis was born …

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