Andrew Jackson Allen autobiography and diary

Andrew Jackson Allen autobiography and diary

Dates: 1857-1884

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript of an autobiography and diary. Allen writes about his youth in Kentucky and move to Missouri after he joined the Mormon Church. He later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, and joined the Mormon exodus to Utah in 1847. He tells about the hardships of early settlement in Salt Lake City, Utah. His diary starts in 1857. It has many gaps and entries were often months apart. He writes about the "Utah War;" his work on the railroad in 1868 and 1869; his contact with Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church; his mission to the Indians of Arizona in 1873; and gives his opinion of the establishment of the United Order.

  • Extent: 1 item (147 p.)(0.10 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Allen, Andrew Jackson, 1818-1884
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3213
  • 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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Alternative Format
The first 99 pages of this record are available in Speciall Collections BX8670.1 .AL54a 1983.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Andrew Jackson Allen autobiography and 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 3213; Andrew Jackson Allen autobiography and diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3213, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These records were photocopied from the the 920 microfilm collection reel 11.
Acquisition Information
Photocopied from the the 920 microfilm collection reel 11.
Subject Terms
Allen, Andrew Jackson, 1818-1884--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)--Sources; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Home and Family; Indians of North America--Arizona; Mormon pioneers; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; Mormons--Missouri--History; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Social Life and Customs; United orders (Mormon Church)
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Allen (Andrew Jackson) autobiography and diary
Finding Aid Author
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

Allen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was a pioneer to Utah.

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