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|Title||Diaries of Oliver Boardman Huntington [microform]: 1843-1899. Reel 1.|
|Creator||Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907.|
|Physical Description||Reel 1; 545 frames.|
|Biographical Note||Oliver B. Huntington (1823-1907), a son of William Huntington and Zina Baker Huntington, was born in Jefferson County, New York. In 1835 his family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and moved to Kirtland in 1836. They moved to Missouri in 1838 and later to Nauvoo. Huntington served on a mission to New York in 1843 and to England in 1846-1847. He traveled to Utah in 1848, returned to New York for a time, and finally settled in Utah in 1852. Huntington primarily lived in Springville and worked as a school superintendent, bee inspector, farmer, and stock raiser. He died in Springville in 1907.|
|Notes||Microfilm of eighteen diary volumes kept by Oliver B. Huntington between 1843 and 1899. The first reel contains volumes 1-11. The first volume is a partial autobiography that includes a history of Huntington's early life and detailed diary entries on his mission to New York in 1843. The second volume is entitled "Compilations of short sketches and journals, commenced December 10, 1845" and includes a more detailed autobiography and diary entries with references to persecutions of Mormons in Missouri, life in Kirtland and Nauvoo, Huntington's 1843 mission, and starting on his mission to England in 1846. Volumes 3-8 cover Huntington's English mission from 1846-1847, and volume 9 was kept while he was living in Cambria, New York, in 1847-1848. Volume 10 traces Huntington's overland travels to Utah in 1848. Volume 11 was kept while Huntington was traveling overland to Nauvoo in 1849, living in New York from 1850-1852, traveling back to Utah in 1852, traveling in Nevada in 1854, teaching school in Utah, and serving on an Indian mission in 1855. All inquiries about these items should be directed to the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. Microfilm. San Marino, Calif. : Huntington Library Photographic Dept., 1947. 2 microfilm reels : negative 35 mm. Forms part of the Manuscripts Department's Mormon file, c.1805-1995.|
|Provenance||Microfilm of originals loaned by Brigham Young University through Juanita Brooks, July 17, 1947.|
Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Utah.
Mormon missionaries -- England.
Mormon missionaries -- New York.
Mormons -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century.
Mormons -- Missouri -- History -- 19th century.
Mormons -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Mormons -- Ohio -- History -- 19th century.
Mormons -- Persecutions.
Mormons -- Utah -- History -- 19th century.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
England -- Description and travel.
New York (State) -- Description and travel.
New York (State) -- History -- 1775-1865.
Utah -- History -- 19th century.
Diaries England 19th century. (aat)
Diaries New York 19th century. (aat)
Diaries Utah 19th century. (aat)
|Department||The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department|
|Call Number||MSS MFilm 00065|
|Physical Collection||Mormon Manuscripts at the Huntington Library|
|Digital Collection||Mormonism and the West, Huntington Digital Library|
|Restrictions||For information on using Huntington Library materials, please see Reproductions of Huntington Library Holdings: http://www.huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/content.aspx?id=588 .|
|Cataloging Notes||Finding guide for entire collection: http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll1/id/5312.|
|Unique Digital Identifier||446135|