Table of Contents
Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Born 10 January 1848 in Islington, London, England, Herbert John Foulger arrived in Utah in October 1863 with the Daniel D. McArthur company. Twenty-two years later, on 31 October 1885, he was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation when the United States government enforcement of the Edmunds law was underway. He was sentenced in February 1886 to six months imprisonment and a $300 fine. He was held in the penitentiary until 2 September 1886. A carpenter, builder, and wholesale grocer, Foulger was the superintendent of the 20th Ward co-op, a bishop's counselor in the 21st Ward, and a member of the High Council in the Ensign Stake. He married Eliza Mary Hazel in 1871 and died in 1920.
Content Description +/-
The Herbert J. Foulger diary (1886) was kept by Foulger (1848-1920) while serving time in the Utah State Penitentiary for polygamy. Every entry describes the weather, the time he arose and retired, visitors, and daily activities. In addition, many entries tell of "fresh fish," newly arrived bretheren, inspirational meetings, Sunday services, convictions, sentences, and escapes.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Restrictions on Use:
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Herbert J. Foulger diary must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.
Initial Citation: Herbert J. Foulger diary, Ms 363, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations:Ms 363.
Administrative Information +/-
Gift of Paul Foulger in 1978.
Processed by Robert Walker in 1983.
Foulger, Herbert J., 1848-1920
Collection materials are in English.
0.1 linear feet
Language of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid encoded in English in Latin script.
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid prepared by Robert Walker
EAD Creation Date: