Oliver Boardman Huntington diaries

Oliver Boardman Huntington diaries

Dates: 1843-1907

Contains diaries written by Huntington between 1843 and 1907. Includes descriptions of his early life, his life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his service as a Mormon missionary in England, and his life as an early pioneer in Utah. Diaries also include reminiscent accounts of early Church history written by Huntington later in life. There are many gaps in the record.

  • Extent: 1 box
  • Creator: Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907
  • Call Number: MSS 162 Series 1
  • 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 item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use photocopies.
Languages and Scripts
English
Alternative Format
Photocopies of diaries available in collection.
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
Oliver Boardman Huntington diaries; MSS 162; Oliver Boardman Huntington papers; 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/
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS162.xml
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
Diaries
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS162
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.
Finding Aid Language
English
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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