William Dearborn Brown journal

William Dearborn Brown journal

Dates: approximately 1860

Journal by Brown writing about his ancestors, family history, and his own personal history. Materials also include a digital record of the journals. Entries date from around 1860.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brown, William Dearborn, 1813-1901
  • Call Number: MSS 7819
  • 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.
  • Images: http://cdm15999.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/SCMisc/id/57488
Languages and Scripts
Materials are 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 William Dearborn Brown journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Description: 51 p. ; 21 x 26 cm.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7819; William Dearborn Brown journal; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7819, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Venda Brown Bliss Castleberry.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Venda Brown Bliss Castleberry.
Subject Terms
Brown family; Brown, William Dearborn, 1813-1901--Diaries; Home and Family; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon pioneers--Diaries; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts. Documents the family and personal history of William Dearborn Brown.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Brown (William Dearborn) journal
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John Murphy, curator, and Elizabeth Ballif, student processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:23-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

William Dearborn Brown (1813-1901) was an American carpenter.

William Dearborn Brown was born on February 27, 1813, in Gouverneur, New York. He married Harriett Frances Hatch on March 18, 1840, in Fowler, New York, and together they had ten children. He worked as a carpenter in Michigan and New York. His family converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and settled in Utah in the 1860s. He died in 1901, in Texas.

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