Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Printed by Smith Secretarial Service
Date Published: 1968
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 35632
274pp. Octavo [25.5 cm] Black grained cloth with title printed on the backstrip. Very good. The title on the spine has faded. The rear pastedown has a bookbinder's label. There are two blind stamps from a previous owner on the front free endsheet and title page. The pages are very clean.
One of 500 copies. Brigham Young began keeping a daily journal early in the year of 1839, for regular entries in his journal do not appear until that time. About the same time he wrote a short history of his life which he then inserted in front of his daily journal. Dated and particularly detailed entries, involving the Zion's Camp march and several of his early missions, indicate that either he had kept some records of the important events in his life or he had access to records kept by associates during those times. In 1845, Brigham Young prefaced his History with a brief life sketch of his parents and each of his brothers and sisters.