L. John Nuttall diaries, 1876-1904  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Nuttall, L. John, 1834-1905
L. John Nuttall diaries
1876-1904 (inclusive)
0.75 linear feet
Collection Number
The L. John Nuttall diaries (1876-1904) are comprised of typescript copies of eleven diaries by L. John Nuttall (1834-1905). Nuttall was a convert to the LDS Church and president of the Kanab, Utah, stake from 1877 to 1884.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Leonard John Nuttall was born on 6 July 1834 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, to William and Mary Langhorn Nuttall. He was baptized into the LDS Church in 1850 by John Taylor. His family emigrated to Utah in 1852. Nuttall served in various religious and civic positions, mainly in Provo and Kanab. He died in 1905. Further biographical information can be found in Andrew Jenson's Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (1901).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The L. John Nuttall diaries (1876-1904) are comprised of typescript copies of eleven diaries by L. John Nuttall (1834-1905). The diaries discuss his travels, weather conditions, the state of his health, traveling distances, his views on various topics, and LDS Church doctrine and instruction.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the L. John Nuttall diaries must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: L. John Nuttall diaries, Ms 631, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:Ms 631.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Diaries
Folders 1-2 contain notes, a table of contents, and a name index.
1876 December-1891 December
2 L. John Nuttall Diaries 1892 January-1904 August

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormons--Biography
  • Mormons--Diaries
  • Personal Names :
  • Nuttall, L. John, 1834-1905--Diaries
  • Geographical Names :
  • Utah--Biography