Charles Ora Card diaries
Charles Ora Card diaries
Collection includes a compilation of the diaries and journals of Charles Ora Card, encompassing the years 1871-1885.
- Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
- Creator: Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906
- Call Number: MSS 6024
- 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.
- Languages and Scripts
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles Ora Card 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 6024; Charles Ora Card Diaries; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6024, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Donated by Brigham Y. Card in 1991.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Brigham Y. Card; 1991.
- Subject Terms
- Card, Charles Ora, 1839-1906--Diaries; Material Types; Mormons--Alberta--History; Mormons--Colonization--Alberta; Mormons--Utah--Diaries; Polygamy--Utah--History--19th century
- Genre / Form
- Processing Information
- Processed; Meghan Mathews; 13 December 2007.
- Appraisal Information
- 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Card (Charles Ora) diaries
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, Amanda Clark, student processors; John M. Murphy, curator
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-25T04:11-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Biographical Info:
Charles Ora Card (1839-1906) was founded the town of Cardston and served as the first mayor.
Charles Ora Card was born November 5, 1839 in Ossian Township, New York, to Cyrus W. Card and Sarah Ann Tuttle. He became the son-in-law to Brigham Young when he married Young’s daughter, Zina Young Williams, in 1884 in Logan, Utah. He was also married to Sarah Jane (Sally) Beirdneau, Sarah Jane Painter, and Lavinia Clark Rigby. After being arrested for practicing polygamy in 1885, Card was sent by church president John Taylor to settle southern Alberta. He founded the town of Cardston, which was named in his honor. He served as the Stake President of the Alberta Stake from 1886 to 1903 and was involved in many other community building projects. In 1901, he was elected as the Cardston’s first mayor. Card later returned to Utah where he died in Logan on September 9, 1906.
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