James M. Hutchings diaries

James M. Hutchings diaries

Dates: 1848-1855

Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten diaries. Hutchings writes about his migration to California in 1849 and about his activities there. On his overland journey, he stopped at Salt Lake City, Utah. He also visited many towns in northern California in 1855 and gave desriptions of them. The towns included Sacramento, San Jose, and San Francisco. Apparently, he was doing research for some of his books. He also mentions meeting with a publisher in San Francisco to discuss one of his projects.

  • Extent: 2 items (ca. 300 pages).
  • Call Number: MSS 2329
  • 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: Open for public research.
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Location of Originals
The original diaries were donated to the Library of Congress in 1945.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from James M. Hutchings diaries 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 2329; James M. Hutchings diaries; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2329, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 19.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Hutchings (James M.), diaries
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:27-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Hutchings was a pioneer to California and an author of books about that state.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts