Katherine A. Howard Brockbank diaries

Katherine A. Howard Brockbank diaries

Dates: 1871-1922

Diaries written by Brockbank, covering fifteen different years: 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1917, 1919 and 1922. There are photocopies of the original handwritten diaries, and a typed version. The last entry is written on December 31, 1922. Each diary has a little note in the front about who gave her the diary as a gift. In the back cover, there are names and addresses. Brockbank writes about her daily activities, the health of her family, the growth of her children, her sewing work, her trip to England in 1890, and her church work.

  • Extent: 15 folders (0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brockbank, Katherine A. Howard
  • Call Number: MSS 829
  • 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.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Katherine A. Howard Brockbank 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 829; Katherine A. Howard Brockbank diaries; 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 829, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Darlene Foley in 1994.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Darlene Foley; 1994.
Subject Terms
Brockbank, Katherine A. Howard--Diaries; Material Types; Mormon women--Utah--Salt Lake City; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City (Utah)
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Broomhead; 20 May 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women(Collection development policy for 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007.)
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Brockbank (Katherine A. Howard) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Broomhead, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:23-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Katherine A. Howard Brockbank (1843-1928) was a Mormon woman in Salt Lake County, Utah. She was a talented housewife and kept a detailed journal.

Katherine A. Howard Brockbank was born to William and Elizabeth Howard on April 25, 1843, in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She lived in Salt Lake City and Murray, Utah, and married Isaak Brockbank in 1860. She loved to sew dresses and quilts and often spent seven hours a day sewing, as well as cook. She died on December 27, 1928 in Salt Lake City.

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