Washington F. Anderson diary

Washington F. Anderson diary

Dates: 1857

The collection contains a typewritten copy of a diary kept from 30 July to 12 August of 1857. Anderson writes about a company of Mormons travelling from Carson Valley, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah. He tells about Indian troubles and about the miles travelled every day. The group of Mormons was probably called to go to Utah to help meet the United States army marching on Utah.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Anderson, Washington F., 1823-1903
  • Call Number: MSS 40
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Washington F. Anderson diary, 1857, 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 40; Washington F. Anderson diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 40, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Anderson, Washington F., 1823-1903; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)--Sources; Carson River Valley (Nev.)--History--Sources; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Nevada--Carson River Valley--History--Sources; Pioneers; Pioneers--Utah--History--Sources
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Anderson (Washington F.) diary
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:16-0700
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Biographical History

Washington F. Anderson was a Mormon surgeon and pioneer.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts