Hiram Mace journal

Hiram Mace journal

Dates: approximately 1860-1913

Leather-bound journal kept by Hiram Mace. Journal was likely created in approximately 1860. Includes genealogical information of Mace's posterity, including birth and death dates. Also includes a brief autobiographical sketch of Mace's life from his birth until 1885, including his childhood in upstate New York, conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, experiences in Nauvoo, Illinois, travels to Utah and eventual settlement and life in Fillmore, Utah. Also includes some entries of deaths of Hiram's wife and son added by others up to 1913. The majority of the journal is blank. Dated approximately 1860-1913.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Mace, Hiram, 1811-1896
  • Call Number: MSS 8734
  • 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: Condition restricted; permission to use item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Hiram Mace Journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8734; Hiram Mace journal; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8734, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Helen L. Berry, great-great grandaughter of Hiram Mace, April 2012. Donor received the diary from Cal, the brother of her grandfather, James Henry Mace.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Helen L. Berry; April 2012.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon Church--Utah; Mormon Church--Utah--Salt Lake City--History; Mormon pioneers; Mace, Hiram, 1811-1896; Mace, Hiram, 1811-1896--Diaries
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Processing Information
Processed; McKinley Griffin; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the Western American and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Mace (Hiram) journal
Finding Aid Author
McKinley Griffin
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-12-17 12:57:54 -0700.
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Biographical History

Hiram Mace (1811-1896) was a Mormon pioneer, farmer, and mayor in Fillmore, Utah.

Hiram Mace Sr. was born on May 5, 1811, in Aurelius, New York, to Henry and Clarlia Dewaters Mace. He married Elizabeth Armstrong on April 4, 1837, in Michigan. He converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was among the pioneers travelling west. He was a man of many jobs in Utah, from farmer and orderly seargent, to missionary and mayor of Fillmore, Utah. He died on August 28, 1896, in Fillmore, Utah.

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