Hale family journals

Hale family journals

Dates: 1884-1910

Collection consist of several journals kept by Alma Hale, followed by a journal written by his daughter, Mabel Fidelia. These journals, which are photocopies of the originals, track every day occurrences, from weather to Latter-day Saint temple dedications. Alma's journal begins in 1884 and ends with the Logan Temple dedication. Mabel's begins in 1907, ending in 1910.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hale family. -- Hale, Alma Helaman, 1857-1938. -- Knapp, Mabel, 1889-1969
  • Call Number: MSS 7431
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from MSS 7431 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 7431; Hale family journals; 19th Century Western & Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7431, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Photocopies donated by Bernard Knapp July 20, 1988.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Bernard Knapp; 1988.
Related Material
See also the Alma Helaman Hale papers, 1874-1930 (MSS SC 300) and Alma Helaman Hale: History And Genealogy by Nathan Hale Gardner (MSS 2084).
Subject Terms
Hale family--Diaries; Material Types
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processsed; Lissa Chandler; 2009.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western & Mormon Americana; 19th Century journals (photocopies).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hale family journals
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lissa Chandler
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:32-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

The Hale family in Utah was established by Alma Helaman Hale (1836-1908), a pioneer settler of Grantsville, Utah. Hale married Sarah Elizabeth Walker in 1856, and together they had three children. After his wife's death in 1861 he remarried, taking two wives -- Sarah Annie Clark and Ellen Victoria Clark -- in 1861 and 1865. These marriages resulted in a total of eighteen children. In 1887 the family moved north, settling in Cache County, Utah and Idaho.

Biographical History

Alma Helaman Hale, Jr. (1857-1938) was Mormon missionary and ecclesiastical leader in Utah. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to England.

Alma Helaman Hale, Jr. was born on June 11, 1857 in Grantsville, Utah. On October 1, 1844, Hale married Elizabeth Prescinda Hendricks, also of Grantsville, Utah. The couple married in the Latter-day Saint Logan Temple. Hale and Hendricks, living in Idaho, raised five children together. Amongst other church service, Hale served as a Latter-day Saint missionary in England and as a mission president. Helaman died on April 9, 1938 in Logan, Utah. He is buried in Smithfield.

Biographical History

Mabel Knapp (1889-1969) was the daughter of Alma Helaman Hale, Jr.

Mabel Fidelia Hale, the daughter of Alma Helaman Hale, Jr. and Elizabeth Prescinda Hendricks was born on March 20, 1889 in Swan Lake, Idaho at her grandmother's home. At the age of eighteen, Mabel carefully kept a diary. She began the diary with a short autobiography, telling of her education and where she had lived with her family. During the time she kept her journal, Mabel often traveled to Rexburg, Idaho. In 1910 she married Justin Willis Knapp. Mabel lived in Idaho until July 1969 when she passed away in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

comments powered by Disqus

Site Navigation

Search this Collection

Collection Arrangement

Yellow highlight indicates current location in collection description

Print View

Help with this Collection

Ask us a Question

Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts