William Young Empey diary

William Young Empey diary

Dates: 1852-1854

Photocopy of a handwritten diary kept from 1852 to 1854 when Empey was serving in England as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He describes his voyages from Utah to England as well as the return. He also writes about the nature of missionary work, and the problems he faced in England. Empey signed his name "William Y. Empey" on the cover of the diary.

  • Extent: 1 item (ca. 200 p.)
  • Creator: Empey, William Young, 1808-1890
  • Call Number: MSS 962
  • 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: 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 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 962; William Young Empey diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 962, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Empey, William Young, 1808-1890--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Great Britain--History--Victoria, 1837-1901--Sources; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--England--History; Mormon pioneers--History; Mormons--England--History--Sources
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Empey (William Young) diary
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:21-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Mormon pioneer and missionary who was born in Canada.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts