Thomas Chamberlain diaries

Thomas Chamberlain diaries

Dates: 1875-1896

Three diaries (1875, 1880-1882, 1893-1896), genealogical group sheets of Chamberlain's families, and ten photocopied photographs of Chamberlain and his wives and children. The two earliest items are photocopies of holograph manuscripts while the third is a typescript.

  • Extent: 3 items (0.24 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Chamberlain, Thomas, 1854-1918
  • Call Number: MSS SC 990
  • 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
Material is in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas Chamberlain 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 990; Thomas Chamberlain diaries; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 990, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Ramona A. Chamberlain in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ramona A. Chamberlain; 1977.
Subject Terms
Chamberlain, Thomas, 1854-1918--Diaries; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Home and Family; Long Valley (Utah)--History--Sources; Orderville (Utah)--History--Sources; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs; United orders (Mormon Church)--Utah--Orderville
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
Chamberlain (Thomas) diaries
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
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Biographical Info:

Biographical Sketch

Farmer; Chamberlain was born in Tooele, Utah and spent much of his adult life in Long Valley and Orderville, Utah. He served as a bishop and as a member of the Kanab Stake high council for the Mormon Church. Chamberlain married Elinor A. Hoyt and Laura Fackrell in 1873 in a polylgamous union. He lived the United Order in Mount Carmel, Utah and at Orderville.

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