Mormon pioneer who settled in Heber City, Utah. Handwritten diaries, newspaper clippings, genealogies, correspondence, and patriarchal blessings. The journals contain extensive and detailed autobiographical accounts of Crook's experiences as a young convert to the Mormon Church in England, his emigration to the United States in 1851 on board a sailing ship (the Ellen) which was involved in a sea-going collision, his journey across the plains to Utah, his settling in Heber Valley of Utah, his experiences in the Utah War of 1857-1858, and his many Mormon Church related activities.
Collection is open to public use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.Permission to publish material from the John Crook Collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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