Charles Love Flake diary

Charles Love Flake diary

Dates: 1881-1892

Photocopies of typescript journal which was transcribed from the holograph original by Albert J. Levine. Flake was born in Beaver, Utah but spent most of his life in Arizona. He attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah and served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in Mississippi (1883-1885). He supplied lumber to the Woodruff Co-op store and carried mail from Holbrook, Arizona to Ft. Apache. He was murdered in 1892(??). His brother, Oz Flake, gave an account of Charles' death which is found with the diary.

  • Extent: 73 p. (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Flake, Charles Love, 1893-1919
  • Call Number: MSS SC 982
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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 Charles Love Flake 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 982; Charles Love Flake diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 982, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Chad Flake in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Chad Flake; 1978.
Subject Terms
Brigham Young Academy--History--19th century; Flake, Charles Love, 1893-1919--Diaries; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Colleges and Universities; Education; Forestry and Logging; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Southern States; Mormons--Arizona--Biography
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Flake (Charles Love) diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:39-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical Sketch

Student, Mormon missionary, mail carrier, and lumberman.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts