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Henry Ballard journal, 1852-1904.

Author: Henry Ballard
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Typescript of a journal kept by Henry Ballard from the time of his departure from England in 1832 until 1904. He describes his journey to the United States onboard the Kennebec and gives a first hand account of the explosion of the Saluda in 1852. He also keeps an almost daily record of his time fighting in the Utah War from 1857-1858, which includes references to Orrin Porter Rockwell, the taking of Fort Bridger,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
History
Sources
Named Person: Henry Ballard; Orrin Porter Rockwell; George Albert Smith; John Taylor; Joseph Young; Henry Ballard; Orrin Porter Rockwell; George Albert Smith; John Taylor; Joseph Young
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Ballard
OCLC Number: 496815860
Notes: All inquiries about this manuscript should be directed to the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts.
Description: 1 bound typescript, 106 pages.

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Typescript of a journal kept by Henry Ballard from the time of his departure from England in 1832 until 1904. He describes his journey to the United States onboard the Kennebec and gives a first hand account of the explosion of the Saluda in 1852. He also keeps an almost daily record of his time fighting in the Utah War from 1857-1858, which includes references to Orrin Porter Rockwell, the taking of Fort Bridger, and the establishment of Camp Floyd by the United States Army. Ballard travelled frequently throughout Utah and to Wyoming, and included is a careful record of these travels. Much of the journal focuses on his daily life in Logan, Utah, as well as descriptions of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints activities and leaders, including Joseph Young, George Albert Smith, and John Taylor. Brief references to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and Ballard's attendance of Brigham Young's funeral are also included.

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