Frederick William Chappell diary

Frederick William Chappell diary

Dates: 1890-1891

Typescript of a diary kept by Chappell during his service in the British Mission. He served primarily in the Manchester Conference. Includes a description of his travels from Utah to England. Transcribed by Dorrell Chappell Vickers, son of Louise Chappell Vickers, the oldest child and only daughter of Frederick William Chappell. Dated 1890-1891.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Chappell, Frederick William, 1853-1899. -- Vickers, Dorrell Chappell, 1919-2009
  • Call Number: MSS 8318
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Frederick William Chappell diary 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 8318; Frederick William Chappell diary; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8318, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Kay Marshall in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Kay Marshall; 1999.
Subject Terms
Chappell, Frederick William, 1853-1899--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--England; Manchester (England); Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--England; Mormon missionaries--England--Diaries
Genre / Form
Diaries; Typescripts
Processing Information
Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2013.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, mission and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection Development Policy, 1 V., November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Chappell (Frederick William) diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ryan K. Lee
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-17T12:03-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Dorrell Chappell Vickers (1919-2009) was a former missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, veteran of two wars, and genealogist from Nephi, Utah.

Dorrell Chappell Vickers was born February 15, 1919 in Nephi, Utah to Thomas William Vickers and Louise Chappell. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Netherlands. While in the Netherlands, war broke out and Dorrell was reassigned to the Northern States Mission. After his mission, he served in US Army Air Corps during World War II, and would also serve as a pilot in the Korean War. On January 14, 1943, Dorrell married Margery Garner and they had five children together. He spent his career in the civil service as a procurement officer for the Department of Defense in Utah and Washington, D.C. After retirement, Dorrell and Margery served several missions together for the Church. He also loved genealogy and fishing. Dorrell Chappell Vickers died on August 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical History

Frederick William Chappell (1853-1899) was a lawyer in Nephi, Utah, and missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Mission.

Frederick William Chappell was born March 19, 1853 in Manchester, England to Edward Chappell and Agnes Boardman. He immigrated with his family to Utah in 1864 in the W. S. Warren Company. During the journey, his father, mother, and three siblings died from disease and exposure. Frederick, two sisters and one brother arrived in Utah on October 2, 1864, and immediately moved to Nephi, Utah. Along the way to Nephi, Frederick’s brother Robert died. While in Nephi, Frederick was a teacher and attended school in Salt Lake City. On October 3, 1880, he married Unity Ann Knowles, and they had six children together. Frederick became interested in law, was admitted to the Utah Board, and practiced in Nephi for many years. From 1890-1891 he returned to his homeland as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Manchester Conference of the British Mission. In 1895 he was appointed probate judge of Juab County. Frederick was also interested in music, poetry, and drama, and led the Nephi “Tabernacle Choir.” Frederick William Chappell died on February 4, 1899 in Nephi, Utah.

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