Ira N. Hinckley Papers mssHM 56927-57020
Brooke M. Black
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Title: Ira N. Hinckley papers
Hinckley, Ira N.
Identifier/Call Number: mssHM 56927-57020
3.6 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1882-approximately 1950
Date (bulk): 1882-1884
Abstract: Papers belonging to Mormon pioneer Ira N. Hinckley, chiefly while on a mission in New Zealand.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Parnell Hinckley, 1952-1957.
Biographical / Historical
Ira Noble Hinckley, son of Mormon pioneer emigrant Ira Nathaniel Hinckley, was called by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints to a mission in New Zealand in 1882. He spent the next two years there in company with various other LDS missionaries,
endeavoring to spread word of their faith among the European and Maori communities. He returned to Utah in 1884.
Scope and Contents
The collection contains five diaries kept by Ira Hinckley during his travels in New Zealand from 1882 to 1884 and in Utah
from 1885 to 1887. There are also letters written to Hinckley by fellow missionaries Walter Barber, William Bromley, Bennett
Clark, Alma Greenwood, Joseph Morris, Ephraim Ralphs and W.T. Stewart. The collection also contains letters from family members,
such as Adelaide Hinckley, his mother Angeline Wilcox Hinckley, his father Ira Nathaniel Hinckley, LaVern Hinckley, Emily
Noble and Lucien Noble. Of note in the collection is one letter from a Maori family named Ihaia and another letter from two
Maori individuals named Robert Manihera and Horiana Whakamairu. There is also one manuscript about Ira Nathaniel Hinckley.
The ephemera includes a newspaper clipping and copies of photographs of the Hinckley family.
Processed by Brooke M. Black in July 2011. In 2021, she created a finding aid.
Organized in the following series: 1. Diaries; 2. Correspondence and ephemera.
Related to the Library's Mormon file, approximately 1805-1995.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Maori (New Zealand people) -- History -- Sources
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Missions
Mormon Church -- Missions -- New Zealand
Mormon missionaries -- New Zealand -- Archives
Mormons -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
New Zealand -- Description and travel
New Zealand -- History -- Sources
Diaries -- New Zealand
Letters (correspondence) -- New Zealand
Hinckley, Ira Nathaniel, 1828-1904
Diaries mssHM 56927-56931
Box 2, Box 3
Correspondence and ephemera mssHM 56932-57020