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|Title||Volumes of Joshua Reuben Clark [microform] : 1865-1889.|
|Creator||Clark, Joshua Reuben, 1840-1929.|
|Physical Description||308 frames.|
|Biographical Note||Joshua Reuben Clark (1840-1929) was born in Stark County, Ohio. He served in the Civil War from 1862-1864. Clark visited Salt Lake City on his way to Montana in 1865 and again in 1867, when he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Clark became a teacher in Grantsville, Utah, in 1868, and was superintendent of the Grantsville Cooperative Store for six years. He also served as a teacher and postmaster in Tooele Stake, Utah Territory. Clark served as president of a Mormon mission from 1895-1896, was made a High Priest of the LDS Church in 1908, and a Patriarch in 1913. He kept a daily journal for over forty years, until his death in Grantsville on July 25, 1929.|
|Notes||Microfilm of various volumes kept by Joshua Reuben Clark from 1865-1889. The reel includes a book of lot claims (1865) an 1867 diary that records Clark's travels overland to Montana, his impressions of Salt Lake City and the Mormons, his conversion to Mormonism, and living in Utah through 1869 a volume that opens with a list of names and dates of enlistment for soliders at Green Township, St. Joseph County, and is followed by Clark's Civil War diary for 1862 a volume with records of the School District No.1, Grantsville City, dated 1871-1889 and a volume labeled Rochester, Minnesota, 1863, and which includes various lists and reminiscences including "Latin and English Names of Plants and Medicines" "Montana as it Was" recalling Clark's 1866 visit, "History of Daily Occurrences from Sauk Center, Minnesota, to Fort Bridger, Utah Territory" dated 1864, assorted notes, and some family history. The reel also contains a few notes and letters related to Grantsville schools, certificates for mining claims in Montana (1865-1866), a typed family record, an autobiography entitled "History of the Early Life of Joshua Reuben Clark, Sr." , and a teaching license for Clark from the General Board of Education of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1898). All inquiries about this item 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., 1957. 1 microfilm reel : negative 35 mm. Forms part of the Manuscripts Department's Mormon file, c.1805-1995.|
|Provenance||Microfilm of originals loaned by James R. Clark, March 20, 1957.|
Clark, Joshua Reuben, 1840-1929.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Montana.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Utah.
Mormons -- Utah -- History -- 19th century.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Grantsville City (Utah) -- History.
Montana -- Description and travel.
Montana -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries.
Utah -- Description and travel.
Utah -- History -- 19th century.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1860-1890.
Diaries Montana 19th century. (aat)
Diaries Utah 19th century. (aat)
Record books Utah 19th century. (aat)
|Department||The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department|
|Call Number||MSS MFilm 00372|
|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||446274|