Tonks family biographies and diaries

Tonks family biographies and diaries

Dates: 1887-1970

This collection consists of two diaries and their photocopies and biographies of 16 Tonks family members. The members of the Tonks family belonged to the Mormon Church and lived in Utah and Idaho. The diary of Warren Tonks covers from 2 Jan. 1921 to 25 Feb. 1923 when the author was a missionary for the Mormon Church in New Zealand. It is in three notebooks written mostly in pencil. The diary of George Moroni Tonks (1856-1932) covering from 8 March 1887 to 4 June 1887 plus a photocopy of it are also available. At this time George Tonks was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the Southern States Mission primarily working in Virginia and North Carolina.

  • Extent: 22 items (0.33 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Tonks family. -- Tonks, Warren, 1897-1975
  • Call Number: MSS SC 835
  • 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: Donated by Blair Holmes in 1977.
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 Tonks family biographies and diaries 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 835; Tonks family biographies and diaries; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 835, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Blair Holmes; 1977.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--New Zealand--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--North Carolina--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Southern States--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Virginia--History; Tonks, George M. (George Moroni), 1856-1932--Diaries; Tonks, Warren, 1897-1975--Diaries; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--New Zealand--Diaries; Mormon missionaries--Southern States--Diaries; Mormons--Idaho--Biography
Genre / Form
Diaries; Electronic books
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC835
Finding Aid Title
Tonks family biographies and diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:12-0700
Finding Aid Language
English


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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
ryan_lee@byu.edu