James A. Little diaries and autobiography

James A. Little diaries and autobiography

Dates: 1856-1892

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. Little writes about his youth and his participation in the war with Mexico. He tells about his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1849 and his subsequent migration to Utah in the same year. Little writes about his marriage to Mary Jane Lytle in December of 1849 and troubles with Indians in Utah Valley, Utah. Little kept a diary from 1 January 1856 to 12 August 1857 when he served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in England. Little later served on another mission for the Mormon Church in 1876, and he lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also tells about his relationship to Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.

  • Extent: 1 folder (92 p.) (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Little, James A. (James Amasa), 1822-1908
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3216
  • 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 pubilc research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from James A. Little diaies and autbiography 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 3216; James A. Little diaies and autobiography; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3216, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were microfilmed by the Brigham Young University Library through the courtesey of the owner, Harriet F. Little. These items were microfilmed from the 920 microfilm collection reel 15.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Harriet F. Little.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; City and Town Life; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives, American; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City; Mormon pioneers; Mormon Church--Missions--Nebraska; Mormon Church--Missions--England; Ute Indians--Wars--History; Little, James A. (James Amasa), 1822-1908; Little, James A. (James Amasa), 1822-1908--Diaries; Little, Mary Jane Lytle, 1831-1921; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries; Photocopies; Typescripts
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Little (James A.) diaries and autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-11-05 21:10:18 -0700.
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Biographical note

James A. Little (1822-1908) was a Mormon pioneer.

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