Oliver Boardman Huntington autobiography

Oliver Boardman Huntington autobiography

Dates: circa 1880

Handwritten unsigned, autobiographical account believed to have been written by Huntington. The author writes of being called by Brigham Young and Daniel H. Wells to go with an expedition to Carson Valley and tell the Mormons there to return to Utah to meet the United States army, known as "Johnston's Army" in 1857. Huntington gives and account of this expedition and mentions those who participated in it.

  • Extent: 1 item (25 p.)(0.03 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2219
  • 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 Oliver Boardman Huntington autobiography 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 2219; Oliver Boardman Huntington autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2219, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907; Utah Expedition (1857-1858); Wells, Daniel H. (Daniel Hanmer), 1814-1891; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Expeditions and Adventure; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Nevada--History--Sources.; Mothers--Nevada--History--Sources; Utah--History--Sources
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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
Huntington (Oliver Boardman) autobiography
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:29-0600
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Biographical note

Mormon pioneer, diarist, missionary, and explorer.

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