Jonathan Harriman Holmes diary

Jonathan Harriman Holmes diary

Dates: 1846-1947

Photocopy of a typescript of a diary kept from 1846 to 1848. Holmes writes about enlisting in the Mormon Battalion, the march to Santa Fe and to California, being discharged from the service, and his travels to Sacramento, California, and to Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is an obituary for Holmes, his account book, and biographies of Franklin Weaver and Sarah Elizabeth Holmes.

  • Extent: 8 items (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Holmes, Jonathan Harriman, d. 1880
  • Call Number: MSS 1164
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Jonathan Harriman Holmes diary 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 1164; Jonathan Harriman Holmes diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1164, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Holmes, Sarah Elizabeth; United States. Army. Mormon Battalion--Sources; Weaver, Franklin; City and Town Life; Home and Family; Military; Mormon pioneers--History; Mormons--California--History; Mormons--Utah--Farmington--History; Politics, Government, and Law; Social Life and Customs
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Holmes (Jonathan Harriman) diary
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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Biographical note

Mormon shoemaker who served in the "Mormon Battalion" from 1846 to 1847 during the war with Mexico. He was born in 1806 and died in 1880.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts