John D. T. McAllister papers

John D. T. McAllister papers

Dates: 1851-1895

Short typewritten biography with genealogical data, typescripts of selected journal entries concerning crossing the plains, 1851, the corner stone ceremony for the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple, 1852, his mission to England, 1852-1856, and travel with a handcart company on his return. Also included are three poems he wrote, correspondence to his wife, Anne E., and to David H. Cannon, 1886-1895, covering family affairs, political views and temple business, and a description of the Washington Monument stone from the State of Deseret.

  • Extent: 1 item (31 p.)(0.09 linear ft.)
  • Creator: McAllister, John D. T. (John Daniel Thompson), 1827-1910
  • Call Number: MSS SC 565
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Technical Requirements
Letters are photocopies.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John D. T. McAllister papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biography compiled by Blanche M.S. Spendlove and Annie M.S. Hall.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 565; John D. T. McAllister papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 565, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Brent Ashworth in 1971 and Ellis S. McAllister in 1975. Part of the Bette B. Ashworth memorial collection.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Brent Ashworth; 1971. Donated; Ellis S. McAllister; 1975.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--England; Manti Temple (Manti, Utah); McAllister family; Salt Lake Temple; St. George Temple (Saint George, Utah); Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Immigration and American Expansion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormon handcart companies; Mormons--Songs and music; Pioneers; Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Genre / Form
Biography; Letters; Poetry--19th century
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
McAllister (John D. T.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:05-0700
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Biographical Sketch

Mormon pioneer, missionary, and president of the Latter-day Saint Church St. George and Manti, Utah Temples.

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