John B. Fairbanks diary

John B. Fairbanks diary

Dates: 1846-1847

Diary of John B. Fairbanks, 1846-1847. 23 photocopied pages. Journal, in addition to discussing Mormon evacuation of Nauvoo and journey to Missouri and then to Salt Lake Valley, contains financial transactions; genealogical information for family members and others; day to day record of farm work; division goods among Saints; account of family events.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Fairbanks, John B. (John Boylston), 1855-1940
  • Call Number: MSS 3887
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • 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 John B. Fairbanks diary 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 3887; John B. Fairbanks diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3887, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated from Special Collections, J. Willard Marriot Library, University of Utah in 1992.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Special Collections, J. Willard Marriot Library, University of Utah; 1992.
Subject Terms
Diaries; Material Types; Mormon pioneers; Overland journeys to the Pacific
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Broomhead; 27 April 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Fairbanks (John B.) diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Broomhead, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:36-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

John Boylston Fairbanks, originally from New York and New Jersey, was a Mormon pioneer. He immigrated to Utah and settled in Payson where he was a merchant, farmer, city councilman, and in the bishopric.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts