Diggle family papers

Diggle family papers

Dates: 1854-1893

Mainly letters to the Samuel and Sarah Diggle family, in Iowa, from relatives, including Elizabeth W. Andrew and George Openshaw, Salt Lake City; Nancy W. Butterworth, Mary Diggle, and Mary Banks, Heywood, Lancashire, England; and Robert B. Whitaker, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Topics include family news, plural marriage, Brigham Young, and the family of Joseph Smith Jr. Envelopes accompany several of the letters. Includes letters from children of Elizabeth Andrew and Nancy Butterworth. Also includes real estate, tax, and other papers relating primarily to William, Samuel, and James Diggle, residents of Harrison and Pottawattamie counties, Iowa. Also incudes a certificate of US citizenship for Samuel Diggle.

  • Extent: 11 folders (0.33 linear ft.). -- 1 microfilm reel (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Andrew, Elizabeth Whitaker, 1822-1894. -- Butterworth, Nancy Whitaker, 1820-1891. -- Whitaker, Robert B.. -- Openshaw, George, 1817-1906. -- Diggle, Mary. -- Diggle, Sarah Whitaker, 1827-1895. -- Diggle, Samuel, 1829-1901. -- Banks, Mary Moors. -- Diggle, William. -- Diggle family
  • Call Number: MSS 2208
  • 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: Microfilm is available without restriction. Permission is required from the Supervisor of Reference Services for access to originals.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from 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 2208; Diggle family papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2208, LTPSC.
Custodial History
A secretary in Brigham Young University College of Religous Studies found these papers in a binder while cleaning out a filing cabinet. No one seemed to know where they came from. Paul Peterson, Department of Church History and Doctrine, gave the material to David Whittaker, Special Collections, on 1 October 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Paul Peterson; 1999
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Subject Terms
Heywood (England); Kenosha (Wis.); Harrison County (Iowa); Salt Lake City (Utah); Mormon Church; Pottawattamie County (Iowa); Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormons; Correspondence; Material Types; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Andrew, Elizabeth Whitaker, 1822-1894; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844--Marriage; Butterworth, Nancy Whitaker, 1820-1891; Whitaker, Robert B.; Openshaw, George, 1817-1906; Diggle, Mary; Diggle, Sarah Whitaker, 1827-1895; Diggle, Samuel, 1829-1901; Banks, Mary Moors; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877--Marriage; Diggle, William; Diggle family
Genre / Form
Citizenship papers; Tax records; Land surveys; Letters
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Diggle family papers
Finding Aid Author
Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-09-27 11:36:49 -0600.
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Biographical History

Members of the Diggle and Andrew Families were among British converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under the ministry of Apostle Orson Pratt in the early 1850s. The two families emigrated to the United States in about 1854. Samuel and Sarah Diggle settled in Iowa, where they became affiliated with the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS). Fredrick and Elizabeth Andrew settled in the Salt Lake Valley, continuing their membership in the Mormon (LDS) Church. Sarah Diggle and Elizabeth Andrew were sisters.

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