John William Crook diary and account book

John William Crook diary and account book

Dates: 1886-1903

Handwritten diary and account book of the Heber Canal Company in Utah. Crook wrote a brief autobiography, including the names of the original settlers of Heber City. He described both the public schools and Mormon Sunday Schools in Heber City during the 1860s and 1870s and gave the names of teachers and students. Crook also presents the names of students attending the Brigham Young Academy of Provo, Utah from 1879 to 1881. In addition, the diary covers events of Crook's life from 1886 to 1903.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Crook, John William, 1858-1950
  • Call Number: MSS 157
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted; patrons must use transcript. Permission to use original item must be obtained from the Curator of 19th and 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.
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Alternative Format
Digital version available online. Photocopy of diary available in repository.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John William Crook diary and account book 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 157; John William Crook diary and account book; 19th and 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 157, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Brigham Young Academy--Students--History; City and Town Life; Heber City (Utah)--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--Heber City--History; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Account books; Diaries
Processing Information
Processed; Melanie Nef; August 2008
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Finding Aid Title
Crook (John William) diary and account book
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melanie Nef
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:11-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Western Waters (WWDL)Grant, 2007-2010
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

John William Crook was born in Provo, Utah in April 1858 but raised in Heber, Utah. He married Sarah Boyd and lived in Heber, Utah, working on farming and irrigation until his death in 1950. John Crook was the first historian of the Heber, Utah area.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts