This diary covers the period October 1884 to March 1885. Original is black, leather-bound, tooled "Record" in silver and gold colors, 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches. Roberts covers the period from 4 October to 27 November in the first portion of the journal. He opens with a report on the semi-annual L.D.S. church conference in Salt Lake City, but by the fifteenth of October he has left to take charge of the Southern States Mission. Because of the "Cane Creek Massacre" in which four people were killed, including two L.D.S. missionaries, and the growing animosity toward members of the Mormon church, many of the converts emigrated from the South to Colorado. Roberts details his role in helping these Mormon converts reach Colorado. The journal stops when he arrives back in Salt Lake City in November (page 71). Roberts resumes writing on 26 January 1885 (page 95). During January, February, and March, Roberts describes his travels through the state speaking at meetings and canvassing for subscriptions to the Mutual Improvement Association's publication the This portion of the journal also includes a song he wrote about plural marriage and other poetry. The journal ends abruptly May 6;
Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933
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