Joseph Edward Taylor diary [typescript], 1849-1877  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Taylor, Joseph Edward, 1831-
Title
Joseph Edward Taylor diary [typescript]
Dates
1849-1877 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0297
Summary
The Joseph Edward Taylor diary [typescript] (1849-1877) consists of brief entires that cover certain events in Taylor's, and his family's, life. The diary covers events in Taylor's life such as converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (LDS), in England, his trip aboard a steamer to New Orleans, his travels from Council Bluffs across the plains to Salt Lake City, and the "Utah War" and the impact of the army at Fort Bridger and Camp Floyd.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph Edward Taylor (b. 1831), when Taylor was twenty-two, married seventeen year old Louisa Rebecca Capener. Their first son, Joseph William, was born in 1855, and they had a child roughly every two years after that: Louisa Maria, 1857; Elinor Grove, 1861; Sarah Isabell, 1863; Alvin Verender, 1965; Elizabeth Margaret, 1867; Josephine Lowella, 1869; Jennie Eliza, 1871; and Fannie Augusta, 1847. In 1875, Joseph Taylor married his wife's younger sister, Jane Maria Capener, and then in 1876 he married Lisadore Williams. Apparently he had several children with his second and third wives.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joseph Edward Taylor diary [typescript] (1849-1877) consists of brief entires that cover certain events in Taylor's, and his family's, life. The diary covers the years 1849-1877, and covers Taylor's life as a newly converted missionary to the LDS Church, in England, his trip aboard a steamer to New Orleans, and his travels from Council Bluffs across the plains to Salt Lake City. The diary entries average a sentence per week; one exception to this is an entry concerning the "Utah War" and the impact of the army at Fort Bridger and Camp Floyd. Given the brevity of the entries, one significant aspect of the diary is Taylor's family history. At the end of the diary are several letters from Heber J. Grant. In one of these, Grant thanks Taylor for writing an article, "Back to the Home," which was published in The Young Womens Journal, the News, and the Juvenile. The latter of the two publications are probably the Deseret News and the Juvenile Instructor.

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Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Joseph Edward Taylor diary [typescript], MS 0297, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0297.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--Missions--England
  • Mormon pioneers--Emigration
  • Mormons--Diaries
  • Mormons--Missionary experiences--England
  • Personal Names :
  • Taylor, Joseph Edward, 1831- --Diaries
  • Family Names :
  • Taylor family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Social life and customs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries