Elizabeth Howard diaries and account books

Elizabeth Howard diaries and account books

Dates: 1868-1893

Collection includes photocopies of handwritten diaries, memoranda, and lists of financial transactions from 1868-1893. Also included are the diaries of Howard's relatives: Katherine A. Brockbank, Libby Howard, and Lucas B. Howard. There are many gaps in the diaries. The materials document the lives of these people who lived mainly in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. The items also tell about the functioning of the Mormon Relief Society.

  • Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear feet)
  • Creator: Brockbank, Katherine A. Howard. -- Howard, Elizabeth, 1823-1893. -- Howard, Lucas B. (Lucas Babington), 1851-1914. -- Meyer, Elizabeth Brockbank, 1868-1953
  • Call Number: MSS 360
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Elizabeth Howard diaries and account books 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 360; Elizabeth Howard diaries and account books; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 360, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mrs. B. West Belnap, Steve Kovacich and Darlene Foley in 1994.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mrs. B. West Belnap, Steve Kovacich and Darlene Foley; 1994.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS360.xml
Subject Terms
Brockbank, Katherine A. Howard--Diaries; Howard, Elizabeth, 1823-1893--Diaries; Howard, Lucas B. (Lucas Babington), 1851-1914--Diaries; Meyer, Elizabeth Brockbank, 1868-1953--Diaries; Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Salt Lake City (Utah)
Genre / Form
Account books; Diaries; Lists; Memorandums; Photocopies
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 19 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Howard (Elizabeth) diaries and account books
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Swindler, Karen Glenn, student processors; John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-07T14:56-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Elizabeth Howard (1823-1893) was an Mormon convert originally from Ireland. She later moved to Utah and served in various leadership positions in the Relief Society.

Elizabeth Anderson Howard was born on July 12, 1823 in Carlow, Carlow County, Ireland. She was the daughter of Robert Anderson and Lucretia Ward. She married William Howard on June 9, 1841. In 1851, she was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She came to Utah in 1853 and settled in Big Cottonwood. She was the first secretary of the LDS Church Salt Lake Relief Society organized in December 1877. She accompanied her husband on a mission to England in 1868. She was the mother of ten children. She served as a member of the General Board of the LDS Church Relief Society from 1892 until she passed away on March 12, 1893 in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts