Silas Hutchings diaries and an autobiography

Silas Hutchings diaries and an autobiography

Dates: 1894-1932

Photocopies of handwritten diaries kept from 1894 to 1896 while Hutchings was serving on a mission for the Mormon Church in Samoa. Hutchings presents a detailed account of his activities and the culture of the Samoan people. Also included is an autobiography in which Hutchings writes about his childhood in Springville, Utah, his work in Eureka, Nevada, and his family life.

  • Extent: 3 v. (456 p.). -- 1 book (28 p.): 1 autobiography
  • Creator: Hutchings, Silas, 1868-1943
  • Call Number: MSS 1780
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Diaries and an 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 1780; Diaries and an autobiography; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1780, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Loman Hutchings; 1986.
Subject Terms
Hutchings, Silas, 1868-1943; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Samoan Islands--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--Springville--History--Sources; Samoans--History--Sources; Springville (Utah)--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Hutchings (Silas) diaries and an autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-16T10:42-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon missionary in Samoa.

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