William Wallace Bilings diary

William Wallace Bilings diary

Dates: 1864

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary. Bilings kept this diary while migrating to Utah to be with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Bilings writes about his journey from July to September of 1864. He describes the traveling conditions, the weather, hardships, camp grounds, daily mileage, encounters with Indians, and deaths caused by illness. Bilings [Billings] later settled in Provo, Utah.

  • Extent: 1 item (37 p.)(0.06 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bilings, William Wallace
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3211
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Wallace Bilings 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 3211; William Wallace Bilings diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3211, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This diary was photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 12.
Acquisition Information
Photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 12.
Subject Terms
Bilings, William Wallace--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Home and Family; Mormon pioneers; Mormon pioneers--Diaries; Pioneers; Social Life and Customs
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Bilings (William Wallace) diary
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
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Biographical note

Bilings was a Mormon pioneer.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts