George Halliday papers

George Halliday papers

Dates: approximately 1845-1951

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 to 1845. Also includes a family record book for George Halliday's family, which includes a short handwritten autobiography. A volume with a typed version of the short autobiography and handwritten transcriptions of the Pitman shorthand sections of the diary are also included. Dated approximately 1845-1951.

  • Extent: 6 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Halliday, George
  • Call Number: MSS 139
  • 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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Alternative Format
Collection includes photocopies and transcriptions of some items.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from George Halliday papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 139; George Halliday papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 139, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Provenance unknown.
Acquisition Information
Source of acquisition unknown.
Subject Terms
Mormon missionaries--England--History; Utah County (Utah)--History; Mormons--Utah--Utah County--History; Legislators--Utah--History; Santaquin (Utah); American Fork (Utah); Pleasant Grove (Utah); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Halliday, George; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--England--History; Holliday family; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Bishops--History
Genre / Form
Genealogies; Autobiographies; Diaries
Processing Information
Revised and updated; Ryan Lee, curator; 2016.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the Western American and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Halliday (George) papers
Finding Aid Author
Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-05-11 14:53:57 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical history

George Halliday (1823-1900) was an early member and missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in England.

George Halliday was born in 1823 in England. In 1844 he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he served missions to England for that faith from 1845 to 1853 and in 1860. Halliday served as a bishop for the Church in Santaquin and American Fork, Utah. He also served as an alderman and as a representative to the Utah territorial legislature. Halliday also lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He died in 1900.

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