Thomas Day autobiographies

Thomas Day autobiographies

Dates: 1844-1881

Handwritten autobiography and a photocopy of the item. Also included is a typescript of an autobiography. The handwritten manuscript is a running account similar to a diary but is seldom broken down into daily entries. Day writes about joining the Mormon Church in England and his migration to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and later to Utah. He lived in Salt Lake Valley, Spanish Fork, and Circle Valley, Utah. He participated in the Salmon River Mission for the Mormon Church in Idaho.

  • Extent: 1 v. 1 photocopy (ca 100 p.) + 1 typescript (20 p.)
  • Creator: Day, Thomas, 1814-1893
  • Call Number: MSS 1109
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: The originals are restricted due to poor condition. The photocopies are for patron use.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas Day autobiographies must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1109; Thomas Day autobiographies; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1109, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Day, Thomas, 1814-1893; Circle Valley (Utah)--History--Sources; Council Bluffs (Iowa)--History; Fort Lemhi (Idaho); Great Salt Lake Valley (Utah)--History--Sources; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon Church--Missions--Idaho; Mormon pioneers--History; Mormons--Iowa--Council Bluffs--History; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)--History; Pioneers; Spanish Fork (Utah)--History
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Day (Thomas) autobiographies
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-13T04:08-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Mormon pioneer and missionary.

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