Henry Ballard diary

Henry Ballard diary

Dates: 1852-1905

Two typescripts of the Ballard diary. They vary in small details and in the nature of the added materials found at the back. Ballard was converted to Mormonism in England. He arrived in Utah in 1852, was active in the Utah War of 1857-8, and settled in Logan, Utah in 1859. He was a bishop for the Mormon Church, participated in many of the activities of that faith, and was sentenced to two months in the Utah penitentiary for polygamy. He also tells about troubles with the Indians of the Cache valley, Utah area.

  • Extent: 2 v. (105 leaves) (110 leaves)
  • Creator: Ballard, Henry, 1832-1908
  • Call Number: MSS SC 998
  • 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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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 998; Henry Ballard diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 998, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Church Archives in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Church Archives; 1978.
Subject Terms
Ballard, Henry, 1832-1908--Diaries; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)--Sources; Immigration and American Expansion; Indians of North America--Utah--Cache Valley--History; Logan (Utah)--History; Mormon pioneers--Utah--Logan--Diaries; Mormons--Utah--Logan--Diaries; Pioneers; Polygamy--History; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Prisoners--History--Sources
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Ballard (Henry) diary
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:12-0700
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Biographical History

Mormon pioneer and bishop of the Mormon Church.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts