William E. McLellin diaries

William E. McLellin diaries

Dates: 1831-1836

This collection, containing photocopies and typescripts of the journals of William E. McLellin, has been organized chronologically into folders.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: McLellin, William E. (William Earl)
  • Call Number: MSS 2201
  • 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: No Photocopying; Research only.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the William E. McLellin papers 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 2201; William E. McLellin diaries; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2201, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Jan Shipps and John Welch in 1997, as the working papers for their book, "The Journals of William E. McLellin, 1831-1836."
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jan Shipps and John Welch; 1997.
Other Finding Aids
Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2201.xml
Subject Terms
McLellin, William E. (William Earl)--Diaries; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormons--Illinois; Mormons--Indiana; Mormons--Missouri; Mormons--Ohio
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters; Photocopies; Typescripts
Physical Location
Originals owned and kept by the LDS Church Archives.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
McLellin (William E.) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-10T04:12-0700
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Biographical History

William E. McLellin (1806-1883) was one of the early converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called as one of the original Twelve Apostles by the Prophet Joseph Smith. He began to apostatize from the Church and was eventually excommunicated. He became an opponent to the Church and was part of the mob in Missouri.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts