James Stephens Brown diary

James Stephens Brown diary

Dates: 1875-1876

Photocopy of typescript. Author recounts his call to serve as a missionary among the Navajo Indians by Mormon church president Brigham Young (1801-1877); the trip to Arizona; his activities among the Indians; and his return to Utah a year later.

  • Extent: 1 item (31 leaves)
  • Creator: Brown, James Stephens, b. 1828. -- Tanner, George S.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 807
  • 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 public research.
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Location of Originals
Original in possession of Louetta Brown Tanner.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from James Stephens Brown diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Photographs of Brown with a group of Indians and of Mormon apostle Jacob Hamblin (1819-1886) have been transferred to Photoarchives.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 807; James Stephens Brown diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 807, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Originally collected by George S. Tanner; formerly cataloged as Mss 600.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Department of Church History.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Arizona--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Arizona; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Arizona--History--To 1912; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries; Mormons--Colonization--Arizona--History; Navajo Indians--Missions--Arizona--History--Sources; United orders (Mormon Church)--Arizona--History
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Brown (James Stephens) diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:11-0700
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Biographical History

Arizona pioneer, head of the Mormon mission to the Navajo Indians in Arizona (1875-1876).

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts