Inventory of the Jacob Hamblin Collection, 1857-1948
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Title: Jacob Hamblin Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1857-1948
Creator: Hamblin, Jacob
Extent: 43 pieces
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Copied from materials loaned from Otis Marston, February 2, 1953.
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Jacob Hamblin was born on April 2, 1819 in Salem, Ohio. In 1850, after his conversion to Mormonism, he travelled west to Salt Lake City, Utah to join fellow members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in establishing the Mormon community. At this time, the Mormons were under the leadership of Brigham Young (1801-1877), who encouraged the settlement of the Intermountain West. Jacob Hamblin was called upon by Young to aid in the colonization of southern Utah and the exploration of the Southwest. Today, Hamblin is best known as a peacemaker and a missionary, especially to the Hopi and Navajo tribes. His years of work not only helped to establish Young's policy of coexistence between the Mormons and Indians, but also earned Hamblin a place in Mormon history as the apostle to the Lamanites. After a long and productive life, he died in Pleasanton, New Mexico on August 31, 1886.
The Jacob Hamblin Collection contains primarily correspondence to and about Jacob Hamblin. Two of Hamblin's journals, as well as photographs and ephemera, complete the library's holdings. The collection provides information about Hamblin's missions to the Indians, early settlement in southern Utah, Hamblin family history, and Hamblin himself. Uncatalogued material at the end of the collection includes a diary fragment, family biographical sketches, and photographs. The collection consists of photostats or, in the case of the photographs, copy prints, and reproduction of these materials is prohibited because the location of the originals is unknown.
Jacob Hamblin and his missions to the Indians.
- Two journals of Jacob Hamblin, one dated 1862-1863 (FAC 1312) and the other 1868-1885 (FAC 1313).
Bailey, Paul. Jacob Hamblin: Buckskin Apostle. Westernlore Press, 1948.
Brooks, Juanita. Jacob Hamblin: Mormon Apostle to the Indians. Salt Lake City: Westwater Press, 1980.
Corbett, Pearson H. Jacob Hamblin: The Peacemaker. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1952.