On The Mormon Frontier: The Diary of Hosea Stout (2 volumes)
Place Published: Salt Lake City
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Date Published: 1964
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 3959
327, 442pp. Octavo [26 cm] Light green cloth with gilt title on backstrip. Map endsheets and pastedowns. Both volumes near fine in very good dust jackets. The edges of the dust jackets are lightly rubbed, creased and chipped. Jacket of volume two is price clipped.
Massive and masterful two volume edition of the pioneer Mormon diaries of Hosea Stout. Stout served in the Mormon Militia in Nauvoo and Utah, chief of police in Nauvoo & Winter Quarters, attorney general of the state of Deseret & the territory of Utah, US district attorney for Utah, president of the house of the Utah territorial legislature and many other positions. Stout's plethora of positions both with civil and ecclesiastical authorities provided Stout with a wealth of information and contacts to draw upon for his written diaries, thus providing unique insight into 19th century Utah and Mormon history.