John Blakey Hillstead autobiography and diary

John Blakey Hillstead autobiography and diary

Dates: 1872-1879

The first five leaves of this document tell of the author's ancestry in England. There is also a brief autobiography followed by a diary which covers the years from 1874 to 1879. The diary is sketchy and most of the entries are short. Hillstead joined the Mormon church in England in 1850. He was married in 1852 and came to Utah in 1869. He was called on a mission to Arizona in 1873 and settled in Tooele Valley, Utah in 1874. He was still living there in 1879 when he completed his diary. He was active in the local functions of the Mormon Church and farmed in the Tooele area. This manuscript is a photoduplication of a typescript made from the original document.

  • Extent: 1 v. (35 leaves)(0.09 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hillstead, John Blakey, 1822
  • Call Number: MSS SC 823
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Blakey Hillstead autobiography and 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 823; John Blakey Hillstead autobiography and diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 823, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
Hillstead family; Agriculture; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Tooele (Utah)--History
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Hillstead (John Blakey) autobiography and diary
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:12-0700
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Biographical Note

Hillstead was a sailor and a farmer.

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