David and Ira P. Hale papers

This site is in the process of being replaced. It no longer contains current data and will be sunset by April 30, 2020.
The new site is available at http://archives.lib.byu.edu

David and Ira P. Hale papers

Dates: 1827-1888

Collection includes the originals, photocopies, and digital scans of a ledger used by David Hale and two notebooks used by Ira P. Hale. Also includes a photocopy and a typescript of a letter from Lorenzo D. Wasson, Emma Smith, and a third author to David Hale. The handwriting may be from Joseph Smith, but it is unsigned. Original documents date from 1827 to 1888.

  • Extent: 1 half box (0.25 linear ft.). -- 2 oversize boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hale, David, 1794-1878. -- Hale, Ira P.
  • Call Number: MSS 7614
  • 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: Access to originals restricted due to condition, photocopies and digital scans open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Collection maintained in orginal order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David and Ira Hale papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7614; David and Ira Hale papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7614, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by David Smallwood, Dolly Headley, and Tom Poe, descendants of David Hale, in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; David Smallwood, Dolly Headley, and Tom Poe; 2010.
Subject Terms
Hale family; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Amboy (Ill.); Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Christianity and literature--United States; Harmony (Susquehanna County, Pa. : Township); Retail Trade
Genre / Form
Digital images; Photocopies; Poetry--19th century
Processing Information
Processed; Audrey Spainhower and Amie Spear, student manuscript processors, and John Murphy and David Whittaker, curators; 2010.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, mission and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western manuscripts collection development policy, 1 V. November 2013).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hale (David and Ira P.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amie Spear
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-08T16:16-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

David Hale (1794-1878) was a farmer in Pennsylvania and Illinois. He was the brother of Emma Hale Smith.

David Hale was born on March 7, 1794 in Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania to parents Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis; he was Emma Hale Smith's older brother. Hale served as a soldier during the War of 1812. He married Rhoda Jane Skinner at Harmony, Pennsylvannia in 1823 and they had five children. In approximately the 1840s he moved to Illinois and continued to work as a farmer. While he knew Joseph Smith during his lifetime, he never joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hale died on April 16, 1878 in Amboy, Illinois.

Biographical History

Ira P. Hale (b. 1824) was a minister, teacher, and local official in Nevada. He was also the oldest son of David Hale.

Ira P. Hale was born in 1824 in Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania to parents David Hale and Rhonda Jane Skinner. In 1880, Ira lived in Nevada where he worked as a minister, teacher, and local official.

Hale's death date is currently unknown.

comments powered by Disqus

Site Navigation

Search this Collection

Collection Arrangement

Yellow highlight indicates current location in collection description

Oversize/folder in MSS 7614

Print View

Help with this Collection

Ask us a Question

Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts