William Patterson McIntire daybook

William Patterson McIntire daybook

Dates: 1840-1856

Volume mainly consists of notes for business transactions. Also included are notes from sermons of several prominent Church leaders, including Joseph Smith, Orson Hyde, Orson Pratt, Brigham Young, Willard Richards, Oliver Cowdery, Heber C. Kimball, Amasa Lyman, William W. Phelps, Parley P. Pratt, George Albert Smith, Vonson Knight, John Taylor, and Wilford Woodruff. Also includes genealogical information about the McIntire family. Dated 1840-1856.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: McIntire, William Patterson, 1813-1882
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 806
  • 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.
  • Images: http://cdm15999.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15999coll20/id/9421
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Conditions of Use
Literary rights held by the family; publication in part or as a whole prohibited without written permission from the family. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Patterson McIntire daybook 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 806; William Patterson McIntire daybook; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 806, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The daybook and autobiography evidently crossed the plains with William McIntire, as there are entries from Salt Lake City at the end of the volume. William gave the book to his daughter, Margaret Jane McIntire, who passed it on to her daughter, Jennie Burgess Miles. It was then donated by this granddaughter of William McIntire to the Harold B. Lee Library.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jennie Burgess Miles.
Other Finding Aids
Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS806.xml
Subject Terms
Salt Lake City (Utah); Nauvoo (Ill.); Religion; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Church officers--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; McIntire family; McIntire, William Patterson, 1813-1882
Genre / Form
Daybooks; Autobiographies; Genealogies; Speeches, addresses, etc.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
William Patterson McIntire daybook
Finding Aid Author
Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-14 11:13:13 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

William Patterson McIntire (1813-1882) was an early convert to and missionary for to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

William Patterson McIntire was born in Wheatfield, Indiana County, Pennsylvania in 1813, the son of George and Sarah Davis McIntire. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to learn the trade of a tailor. After his apprenticeship he traveled, working in Kentucky and Missouri, and finally returning to Pennsylvania. In 1833 he married Anna Patterson (1821-1880), the daughter of William and Margaret Patterson. Shortly thereafter he contracted a disease of the lungs from which he suffered for three years. In 1836 he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Elder Erastus Snow. He received a blessing and was healed of the illness of his lungs. Between 1839 and 1840, he served as a missionary for the Church, working with Elder Snow in the Eastern States. In October 1840, McIntire moved with his family to join the main body of Latter-day Saints at Nauvoo, Illinois. There he worked as a tailor. During this time, he made the acquaintance of many prominent Church leaders, including Joseph Smith. In 1849, McIntire crossed the plains and settled in Salt Lake City. He had a family of ten children, two of whom died in infancy. Having received a call to fulfill a colonizing mission, McIntire moved his family to St. George, Utah, and lived there until his death on 7 January 1882.

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