John Peter Rasmus Johnson diary

John Peter Rasmus Johnson diary

Dates: 1864

Handwritten diary of Johnson's overland journey by wagon train from Nebraska to Salt Lake City in 1864. Johnson writes about encounters with Indians, deaths and births within the company, daily travelling conditions and camping locations, and the death of numerous oxen. The diary is moderately descriptive with daily entries.

  • Extent: 1 item (40 p.)
  • Creator: Johnson, John Peter Rasmus, 1824-1910
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 21
  • 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 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: Vault MSS 21; John Peter Rasmus Johnson diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 21, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Bishops--Diaries; Johnson, John Peter Rasmus, 1824-1910--Diaries; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon pioneers--Diaries; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Pioneers
Genre / Form
Diaries; Typescripts
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Johnson (John Peter Rasmus) diary
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:22-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Mormon pioneer and Danish convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Johnson farmed, raised stock and served as a bishop and city council member in Provo, Utah.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts