John D. Lee diary

John D. Lee diary

Dates: 1840-1841

Handwritten diary with a typed copy of the item. Lee kept this diary while serving in Tennessee as a missionary for the Mormon Church. Lee writes about his experiences as a missionary, the people with whom he stayed, the distances he travelled, and the debates he held with local ministers. He also includes poems, illustrations, and some genealogical notes.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 449
  • 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 John D. Lee 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 449; John D. Lee diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 449, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormons--Tennessee--History--Sources; Tennessee--Description and travel; Mormon Church--Missions--Tennessee--History; Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877; Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877--Diaries
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Diaries; Electronic books
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Lee (John D.) diary
Finding Aid Author
Leslie Evens
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-02-24 09:01:57 -0700.
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Biographical / Historical

John D. Lee (1812-1877) was a Mormon missionary and colonizer. He was executed for his participation in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

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