Abner Blackburn diary

Abner Blackburn diary

Dates: 1827-1851

Typescript of diary which gives accounts of the Mormon experiences in Missouri, frontier and pioneer life, Indian customs and warfare, and gold-digging during the California gold rush of 1849.

  • Extent: 37 p.
  • Creator: Blackburn, Abner, 1827-1904
  • Call Number: MSS SC 43
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Location of Originals
Original at the Nevada Historical Society.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Abner Blackburn 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 43; Abner Blackburn diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 43, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; 1974.
Subject Terms
United States. Army. Mormon Battalion; California--Gold discoveries; Frontier and pioneer life; Haun's Mill Massacre, Mo., 1838; Immigration and American Expansion; Indians of North America--Anecdotes; Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies; Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Indians--Warfare; Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail; Mormon pioneers; Mormons--Missouri; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Pioneers
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Blackburn (Abner) diary
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-25T13:37-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Early Mormon pioneer, soldier of the Mormon Battalion, trapper, trader, and miner.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts