Joseph Smith Larkin diaries

Joseph Smith Larkin diaries

Dates: 1876-1886

Contains diaries by Larkin giving details of his life in Box Elder County, Utah from 1876 to 1886.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Larkin, Joseph Smith, 1851-1928
  • Call Number: MSS 8096
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
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 Joseph Smith Larkin Larkin 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 8096; Joseph Smith Larkin diaries; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8096, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by James Kent Larkin in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; James Kent Larkin; 2012.
Related Material
See also the Joseph Smith Larkin diary (MSS 1244).
Subject Terms
Larkin, Joseph Smith, 1851-1928--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Kelton (Utah); Mormons--Utah--Kelton--Diaries; Mormons--Utah--Snowville--Diaries; Snowville (Utah)
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Larkin (Joseph Smith) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-20T04:21-0600
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Biographical History

Joseph Smith Larkin (1851-1928) was a Mormon pioneer in Utah.

Joseph Smith Larkin was born December 5, 1851 in Cambridge, England to Elijah and Sarah Parfey Larkin. The family immigrated to Utah in 1863. Joseph married Harriet Chatterley on December 5, 1868 in Cedar City, Utah. They were the parents of six children with two living to adulthood. Joseph Smith Larkin resided in Kelton and Snowville, Utah. He died April 6, 1928 in Willard, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts