William Burton journal

William Burton journal

Dates: 1837-1907

Bound, typewritten, carbon copy of William Burton's journal (1841-1851), which includes extracts from Joseph Wood's journal (1839-1840). The record gives a detailed account of the journey to Utah with Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball in 1848, missionary experiences, and some family genealogy.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.09 linear ft.) : (116 leaves)
  • Creator: Burton, William, 1809-1851
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1643
  • 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 William Burton journal 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 1643; William Burton journal; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1643, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Church Archives in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Church Archives; 1980.
Subject Terms
Burton, William, 1809-1851--Diaries; Kimball, Heber C. (Heber Chase), 1801-1868; Wood, Joseph, fl. 1840; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries; Mormon pioneers; Mormons--Scotland--History; Mormons--United States--History
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Burton (William) journal
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-06T04:11-0600
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Biographical Sketch

English convert to the Mormon Church who served missions for the church in Illinois, Ohio, Canada, Michigan, and Scotland.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts