David Foster Cluff mission diaries

David Foster Cluff mission diaries

Dates: 1894-1898

The David Foster Cluff mission diaries contain five diaries from David Cluff's mission to Samoa from 1894-1898. Also included are photocopies of the original diaries. The diaries account for David Cluff's day to day mission life in Samoa, his feelings, and thoughts about home.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cluff, David Foster
  • Call Number: MSS 6700
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; 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 David Foster Cluff mission 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 6700; David Foster Cluff mission diaries; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6700, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Maureen Ellen Cluff Holmes in 1993.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Maureen Ellen Cluff Holmes; 1993.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Samoa; Cluff, David Foster--Diaries; Material Types; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Diaries; Mormon missionaries--Samoan Islands
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts under Collection Development Policy 5.VI: Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Cluff (David Foster) mission diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2009
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-31T11:51-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

David Foster Cluff was born on 24 May 1873 in Logan, Utah. He was baptized into the LDS church on 1 July 1883. He was set apart to be a missionary for the LDS Church in the Samoa Mission on 12 October 1894 and served there until 1898. He married Cora Alexander on 16 April 1900. He died 8 August 1938.

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