Horace H. Cummings diary and autobiography

Horace H. Cummings diary and autobiography

Dates: 1917-1936

Diary and autobiography. The autobiography has a number of missing sections but basically covers the time his ancestors joined the Mormon Church to 1917 when he began his diary. The journal covers the years 1917-1936. Cummings served as Superintendent of Church schools for the Mormon Church and travelled widely on that and other assignments. He also worked as a teacher and school principal. He served on a mission to Mexico (1885-1998) and held numerous other positions for the Mormon Church.

  • Extent: 2 v. (4 linear inches) : Typewritten photocopy
  • Creator: Cummings, Horace H. (Horace Hall), 1858-1937
  • Call Number: MSS 1575
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Horace H. Cummings diary and autobiography 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 1575; Horace H. Cummings diary and autobiography; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1575, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Hollis Scott; 1977.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Cummings, Horace H. (Horace Hall), 1858-1937; Education; Educators--Utah--Biography; Material Types; Ogden (Utah)--History--20th century--Sources
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Cummings (Horace H.) diary and autobiography
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Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:28-0600
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Biographical History

Educator, businessman, and Mormon Church leader.

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