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Moses Franklin Farnsworth missionary diary and patriarchal blessings

Moses Franklin Farnsworth missionary diary and patriarchal blessings

Dates: 1862-1903

Handwritten diaries, patriarchal blessings, and miscellaneous items. Farnsworth gives a brief autobiography before he started his first diary in 1862. His diaries cover from 1862 to 1864 and from 1868 to 1870 when he was on a mission for the Mormon Church in England. Also included are patriarchal blessings for members of the Farnsworth family.

  • Extent: 1 v. (189 p.)
  • Creator: Farnsworth, Moses Franklin, b. 1834
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1867
  • 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 Moses Franklin Farnsworth missionary diary and patriarchal blessings 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 1867; Moses Franklin Farnsworth missionary diary and patriarchal blessings; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1867, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Raymond B. Farnsworth in 1981.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Raymond B. Farnsworth; 1981.
Subject Terms
Farnsworth Family; Farnsworth, Moses Franklin, b. 1834; Home and Family; Mormon Church--Missions--England--History--Sources; Mormons--England--History--Sources; Mormons--Missionary experiences--England--History; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Farnsworth (Moses Franklin) missionary diary and patriarchal blessings
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T17:02-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon genealogist, temple reocrder, historian, and member of the Utah Militia. He died in 1906.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts