Ira Nathaniel Hinckley diary and family papers

Ira Nathaniel Hinckley diary and family papers

Dates: 1857-1940

Photocopy of a typescript of a microfilm diary. Hinckley kept his diary from 5 March 1857 to 6 June 1858. He worked as a blacksmith in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then went to help immigrants along the Platte River. He visited Dakota and Crow Indians, and returned to Salt Lake City in the fall of 1857. He mentioned speeches of Mormon Church leaders relating to the religion and preparations to resist the Utah Expedition. Also included are "Some Events" in the life of Ira Hinckley. These are short accounts of Hinckley's activities as told by his relatives and recorded by his grandson, Parnell Hinckley. With the collection is "The Name and Family of Hinckley or Hinkley compiled by The Media Research Bureau."

  • Extent: 4 items (79 p.)
  • Creator: Hinckley, Ira Nathaniel, 1828-1904
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3206
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Initial citation: MSS SC 3206; Ira Nathaniel Hinckley diary and family papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3206, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Hinckley, Ira Nathaniel, 1828-1904; Hinkley family; Blacksmiths--Utah--Salt Lake City--Diaries; Crow Indians--History--Sources; Dakota Indians--History; Emigration and immigration; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons; Pioneers; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
Genre / Form
Biography; Diaries; Histories
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Hinckley (Ira Nathaniel) diary and family papers
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Hinckley was a Mormon blacksmith living in Salt Lake City, Utah, and later at Horse Shoe Creek near the Platte River.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts