Thomas Walter Brookbank reminiscences

Thomas Walter Brookbank reminiscences

Dates: 1922

Consists of three separate manuscripts: "Religious Experiences of Thomas Walter Brookbank," "Travels and Threads of Experience," and "A Soldier's Recollections." These autobiographies recount the author's early life and conversion to Mormonism, his experiences in the Civil War (1861-1865), life in Utah and the Mormon settlements in eastern Arizona, and missionary activities in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, and Great Britain.

  • Extent: 3 items (91 leaves)
  • Creator: Brookbank, Thomas W.. -- Tanner, George S.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 799
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas Walter Brookbank reminiscences 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 799; Thomas Walter Brookbank reminiscences; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 799, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Originally collected by George S. Tanner; formerly cataloged as Mss 600.
Acquisition Information
Subject Terms
Cannon, Abraham H. (Abraham Hoagland), 1859-1896; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Great Britain--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Mexico--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--New Mexico; Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898; Young, John W. (John Willard), 1844-1924; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries; Mormons--Arizona--History--Sources; Mormons--Colonization--Arizona--History--Sources; United orders (Mormon Church)--Arizona--History; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; Utah--History--19th century--Sources
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Brookbank (Thomas Walter) reminiscences
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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Biographical History

Missionary for the Mormon Church, journalist, veteran of the American Civil War (1861-1865), and Arizona pioneer.

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