Biography of Joseph Grafton Hovey

Biography of Joseph Grafton Hovey

Dates: bulk 1812-1868, 1812-1868, 1933

Typescripts of material of Joseph Hovey, a Mormon convert in Illinois in 1839 and later a pioneer to Utah, compiled and written by his grandson, including a detailed journal written in the first person for the years 1839 to April 1854 and a brief journal concerning life in central Utah in 1855-1856. Also included is supplementary material taken from a journal of Joseph Hovey's wife, Lusannah.

  • Extent: 1 item (95 p.)
  • Creator: Hovey, M. R. (Merlin R.)
  • Call Number: MSS SC 215
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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.
Location of Originals
Original journal located at the Latter-day Saint Church Historical Department, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Alternative Format
Photocopy. S.. : s.n., 197-?* 95 p.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Biography of Joseph Grafton Hovey 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 215; Biography of Joseph Grafton Hovey; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 215, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Gift of Betty Draper, 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Betty Draper; 1974.
Subject Terms
Hovey, Joseph Grafton, 1812-1868; Hovey, L. (Lusannah), 1834-1910; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon pioneers; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Pioneers; Utah--History--19th century
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
Biography of Joseph Grafton Hovey
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:28-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Joseph Hovey was a Mormon convert and pioneer.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts