Alfred N. Billings diary

Alfred N. Billings diary

Dates: 1855

Photocopy of a handwritten diary kept from 21 May 1855 to 3 Oct. 1855. Billings was called to serve as a missionary to the Ute Indians in the Elk Mountain area of southeastern Utah. After some initial success the Mormon missionaries were forced to leave by the Indians. Also included are Billings' financial records from the 1850s and 1860s.

  • Extent: 1 v. (90 p.)
  • Creator: Billings, Alfred N.
  • Call Number: MSS 636
  • 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
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from 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 636; Alfred N. Billings diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 636, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Billings, Alfred N.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Church work with Indians--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Utah--History--Sources; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Utah--Elk Mountain; Ute Indians--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Diaries
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS636
Finding Aid Title
Billings (Alfred N.) diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-19T04:18-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Tax collector, farmer in Manti, Utah, and Mormon missionary to the Ute Indians. His full name was Alfred Nelson Billings (1825-1881).



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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