Noah Jenkinson diary

Noah Jenkinson diary

Dates: 1864-1865

Transcriptions of diaries written by Noah Jenkinson during his service during the Civil War. Details day-to-day life in the regiment Jenkinson served with in Illinois. Transcribed by Delcia Hill. Materials dated 1864-1865.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jenkinson, Noah, 1825-1903. -- Hill, Delcia, 1946
  • Call Number: MSS 8732
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Noah Jenkinson diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 8732; Noah Jenkinson diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8732, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The diaries came to the transcriber, Delcia Hill, from the great granddaughter of Noah Jenkinson, Barbara Loosli Sommer. After transcription, they were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 2015.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Delcia Hill; 2015.
Subject Terms
Politics, Government, and Law; Military; Soldiers--United States; Jenkinson, Noah, 1825-1903; Hill, Delcia, 1946-
Genre / Form
Diaries; Typescripts
Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire; 2015.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Jenkinson (Noah) diary
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-02-29 12:11:54 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Noah Jenkinson (1825-1903) was a Mormon convert and a soldier in the American Civil War.

Noah Jenkinson was born on October 22, 1825, to John Jenkinson and Mary Illingworth Jenkinson in England. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 11, 1843. He married Hannah Howarth Smith on May 28, 1847. At the age of 24, Jenkinson traveled with his wife to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving on January 29, 1849.

Jenkinson worked as a barber before enlisting in the Union army on July 18, 1862 at age 36. He was discharged on June 11, 1865. He and his family later traveled to Utah.

Jenkinson died on April 30, 1903, in Cache County, Utah.

Biographical History

Delcia Hill (born 1946) is a genealogical researcher in Utah.

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