Henry William Bigler diary

Henry William Bigler diary

Dates: 1853-1899

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is "extracts from missionary experiences. Copied from original diary owned by Delbert Bigler, Provo, Utah." The extracts start in 1853 when Bigler was on a mission for the Mormon Church in Hawaii. He writes about a smallpox epidemic and missionary experiences. He returned to Utah in 1855. He married Cynthia Jane Whipple in November of 1855. He went on another mission to Hawaii in 1857 and returned in 1858. He talks about his activities in the Mormon Church and about family matters. The diary ends in 1899, and it has many large gaps.

  • Extent: 1 item (24 p.)
  • Creator: Bigler, Henry William, 1815-1900
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3095
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Henry William Bigler diary 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 3095; Henry William Bigler diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3095, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item has been photocopied from reel 1 of the 920 microfilm collection.
Subject Terms
Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormons--Hawaii; Mormons--Utah; Mormon Church--Missions--Hawaii; Mormon missionaries--Hawaii; Bigler, Henry William, 1815-1900; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Hawaii
Genre / Form
Diaries; Photocopies; Typescripts
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Bigler (Henry William) diary
Finding Aid Author
Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-11-10 12:38:40 -0700.
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Biographical History

Henry William Bigler (1815-1900) was a Mormon pioneer and missionary.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts