Alphonse B. Day diaries

Alphonse B. Day diaries

Dates: 1859-1860

Handwritten diaries in pencil with a typescript of the items. Day writes about his activities and experiences while emigrating to California using wagons pulled by oxen.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Day, Alphonse B.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 159
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: The originals are restricted due to their poor condition. The typescripts are available for patron use.
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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 Alphonse B. Day 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 159; Alphonse B. Day diaries; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 159, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred Rosenstock in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred Rosenstock; 1974.
Subject Terms
Day, Alphonse B.--Diaries; Immigration and American Expansion; Overland journeys to the Pacific--History; Overland Journeys to the Western United States
Genre / Form
Diaries; Typescripts
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).
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Finding Aid Title
Day (Alphonse B.) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:05-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

American pioneer.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts