Oliver Boardman Huntington papers

Oliver Boardman Huntington papers

Dates: 1843-1932

Collection contains diaries, ephemera, and patriarchal blessings produced by Oliver Boardman Huntington and his son, Oliver B. Huntington. Items document the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon exodus to the West, and the establishment and early development of Utah. Materials date from between 1843 and 1932.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907
  • Call Number: MSS 162
  • 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: Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use copies and transcripts.
Languages and Scripts
Organized in two series: 1. Oliver Boardman Huntington diaries. 2. Oliver B. Huntington record books and other material.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Oliver Boardman Huntington 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 162; Oliver Boardman Huntington papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 162, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS162.xml
Related Material
See also Oliver Boardman Huntington autobiography, ca. 1880 (MSS SC 2219).
Subject Terms
Overland journeys to the Pacific; Diaries; Material Types; Mormon pioneers--Diaries; Mormon missionaries--England--Diaries; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907; Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907--Diaries
Genre / Form
Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church); Electronic records
Processing Information
Processed; Jennifer Kim; 2011. Updated; Ryan Lee; 2016.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Huntington (Oliver Boardman) papers
Finding Aid Author
Jennifer Kim
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-08-17 12:21:24 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Oliver Boardman Huntington (1823-1907) was a Mormon pioneer, explorer, missionary, and diarist.

Oliver Boardman Huntington was born in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York in 1823. When his father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in 1835, his family relocated to Kirtland, Ohio. Following this move, Huntington and his family continued to move across the country with the Church, finally establishing themselves in Utah. Huntington was ordained an elder in the Latter-day Saint Church in 1843 and served a mission to the western state of New York. He later served a mission in 1846 to England.

In Utah, Huntington worked as a farmer, schoolteacher, miner, and beekeeper. He settled with his family in Springville, Utah where he remained active in the Church. He died in Springville on February 7, 1907.

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