Autobiography, diaries, and Leithead family histories

Autobiography, diaries, and Leithead family histories

Dates: 1850-1974

Photocopies of printed versions of Leithead's autobiography and diaries. Also included are various histories and biographies of members of the Leithead family. James emigrated from Scotland to eastern Canada where he was introduced to the Mormon faith. He lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and accompanied the Mormons to Utah where he settled in Farmington and later in Glendale. He also lived for several years on the Muddy River in Nevada as part of Mormon attempts to settle there.

  • Extent: 200 p.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1103
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Autobiography, diaries, and Leithead family histories 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 SC 1103; Autobiography, diaries, and Leithead family histories; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1103, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mrs. W. H. Stafford in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mrs. W. H. Stafford; 1978.
Subject Terms
Leithead family; Farmington (Utah)--History--Sources; Glendale (Utah)--History--Sources; Home and Family; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--Biography; Mormons--Nevada--Biography; Mormons--Utah--Biography; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries; Histories
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Autobiography, diaries, and Leithead family histories
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:41-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Miller, musician, and Mormon Bishop and pioneer.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts