Eliza Ann Bennion diary

Eliza Ann Bennion diary

Dates: 1871-1876

Includes a 149-page holograph diary kept by Bennion from 1871 to 1876, while living on the "Bennion Ranch" near Vernon, in Rush Valley, Utah. She tells of the daily activities of a young woman including helping her mother, doing chores, and going to church and school. She also tells of visits to family members in Taylorsville, Utah. Entries are mostly short and recount simple incidents.|bAlso includes a typed transcript prepared by her granddaughter, Dawn B. Sandberg. Transcript includes a postscript, plus visual images of Eliza Ann Harker Bennion and members of her family.

  • Extent: 2 folders
  • Creator: Bennion, Eliza Ann, 1853-1976
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1128
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Eliza Ann Bennion 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 SC 1128; Eliza Ann Bennion diary; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1128, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Dawn Bennion Sandberg in 1979.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dawn Bennion Sandberg; 1979.
Subject Terms
Bennion, Eliza Ann, 1853-1976--Diaries; Home and Family; Mormon women--Utah--Vernon--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs; Taylorsville (Utah)--History--Sources; Vernon (Utah--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Diaries; Transcripts
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Bennion (Eliza Ann) diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:42-0600
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts