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Journals of John Steele and Mahonri Moriancumer Steele

Journals of John Steele and Mahonri Moriancumer Steele

Dates: 1840-1893

Collection contains the mission diaries of John and Mahonri M. Steele. Included in the diaries of John are day to day descriptions of his time serving as a Mormon missionary, and serving in the Mormon Battalion. He also gives some family history and autobiographical information about his life prior to the journal. The journals written by Mahonri M. Steele tell about his time as a Mormon missionary to England and Scotland.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cox, Wanda Steele, 1911-1992. -- Steele, John, 1821-1903. -- Steele, Mahonri M. (Mahonri Moriancumer), 1849-1923
  • Call Number: MSS 7541
  • 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
Materials are in English.
Arrangement
Materials left in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the John and Mahonri M. Steele 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 7541; John and Mahonri M. Steele journals; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7541, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 2010.
Subject Terms
Steele, John, 1821-1903--Diaries; Steele, Mahonri M. (Mahonri Moriancumer), 1849-1923--Diaries; United States. Army. Mormon Battalion; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Immigration and American Expansion; Kanab (Utah); Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--England--Diaries; Mormon missionaries--Scotland--Diaries; Mormons--Utah--Diaries; Pioneers
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator; 2010.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7541
Finding Aid Title
Journals of John Steele and Mahonri Moriancumer Steele
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:38-0600
Finding Aid Language
The finding aid is written in English.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mahonri M. Steele (1849-1923) was a carpenter and local official in Utah. He served a mission to England and Scotland from 1877 to 1878.

Mahonri Moriancumer Steele was born May 1, 1849 to John Steele and Catherine Campbell Steele in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1877, he was called to serve a mission, with his father, to England and Scotland. After serving for a few months, he returned home due to poor health conditions. He married Emily Bunker on April 19, 1869, and Mary Ellen Jepson in 11 May 1874. He had eleven children. He died September 18, 1923.

Biographical History

John Steele (1821-1903) was a farmer in Utah. He was a member of the Mormon Battalion, and served a number of missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

John Steele was born on March 21, 1821 to John and Nancy Steele in Holywood, Ireland. He married Catherine Campbell on January 1, 1840. In 1843, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Shortly after joining the Church, he emigrated with his family to the United States. He served in the Mormon Battalion during the Mexican-American War. In 1850, he served a mission to Iron County, Utah. In 1855, he served a mission to Las Vegas, Nevada. From 1877 to 1893, he served a mission to England and Scotland with his son, Mahonri Moriancumer. He and his wife had ten children.



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